Time trends in 30 day case-fatality following hospitalisation for asthma in adults in Scotland: A retrospective cohort study from 1981 to 2009

Nicola Roberts, James D. Lewsey, Michelle Gillies, Andrew H. Briggs, Vasily Belozeroff , Denise R. Globe, Chiun-Fang Chiou , Shao-Lee Lin , Gary Globe

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    Abstract

    The risk of case-fatality following hospitalisation for asthma has not been well characterised. We describe trends in 30 day case-fatality following hospitalisation for asthma in adults in Scotland from 1981 to 2009. Using the Scottish Morbidity Record Scheme (SMR01) with all asthma hospitalisations for adults (=18 years) with ICD9 493 and ICD10 J45-J46 in the principal diagnostic position at discharge (1981-2009). These data were linked to mortality data from the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS), with asthma case-fatality defined as death within 30 days of asthma admission (in or out of hospital).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1172–1177
    Number of pages6
    JournalRespiratory Medicine
    Volume107
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusIn preparation - May 2013

    Keywords

    • asthma
    • hospitalisation

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