Co-morbidity and pneumonia risk in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients
Author: Dr Nicholas Williams, University of Southampton
A cohort of 6,707 patients with a primary care diagnosis of COPD were identified. Analysis of the database findings showed that 2.8% of patients had a pneumonia episode in 2010. A history of cerebrovascular disease and dementia were statistically significant predictors of pneumonia risk, with a trend towards significance for bronchiectasis.