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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Wacker, M E; Jörres, R A; Schulz, H; Heinrich, J; Karrasch, S; Karch, A; Koch, A; Peters, A; Leidl, R; Vogelmeier, C; Holle, R; COSYCONET-Consortium 
Title:
Direct and indirect costs of COPD and its comorbidities: Results from the German COSYCONET study. 
Abstract:
Reliable up-to-date estimates regarding the economic impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are lacking. This study investigates COPD excess healthcare utilization, work absenteeism, and resulting costs within the German COPD cohort COSYCONET.Data from 2139 COPD patients in GOLD grade 1-4 from COSYCONET were compared with 1537 lung-healthy control subjects from the population-based KORA platform. Multiple generalized linear models analyzed the association of COPD grades with heal...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Respir Med 
Year:
2016 
Journal volume:
111 
Pages contribution:
39-46 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0954-6111 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Allgemeinmedizin