Your COPD patients are at risk for exacerbations, even if they’ve never had one before1
~50% of patients who had an exacerbation this year did not have one in the previous 12 months.8
The more lung function a COPD patient has, the more that patient has to lose1
Even a single severe exacerbation accelerates and worsens total lung function decline by ~4.5x in patients with mild COPD.1
Don’t let risk become reality
The irreversible damage that comes with each moderate or severe exacerbation leaves your patients at a greater risk of mortality.1,6,7
Median survival of patients who were hospitalized for their first severe exacerbation6
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