Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death in the U.S., affecting nearly 16 million Americans. In 2018, chronic lower respiratory diseases—primarily COPD—were responsible for over 150,000 deaths. But despite the remarkable prevalence and lethality of COPD, awareness is alarmingly low; more than 50% of adults with low pulmonary function are unaware of their COPD.
Learn how AI can help HCOs promote early diagnosis of COPD, slow COPD progression, and avoid adverse events and complications. Discover how AI can help to identify undiagnosed or early-stage COPD, identify opportunities for improved patient engagement, and predict individuals likely to experience potentially preventable hospitalization and other adverse events.
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly 16 million Americans.¹ In 2018, chronic lower respiratory diseases—primarily COPD—were responsible for over 150,000 deaths.² But despite the remarkable prevalence and lethality of COPD, awareness is alarmingly low; more than 50% of adults with low pulmonary function were not aware that they had COPD.³
Barriers to awareness and timely diagnosis of COPD stem from a number of sources: COPD may be inaccurately diagnosed as another respiratory disease or obscured by potential comorbidities.⁴ However, accurately identifying COPD early and staging proactive interventions is critical to both improving quality of life for patients and reducing the significant $32 Billion economic burden COPD poses.⁵
AI-based models are ideally suited to identify patients at high-risk for COPD. Organizations can leverage predictive analytics to enroll these patients in self-management programs that prioritize patient engagement and continuity of care. Self-management interventions in COPD patients are beneficial for reducing hospitalizations, and patients with higher continuity of care have a lower likelihood of avoidable hospitalization.⁶𝄒⁷ Ultimately, reducing hospitalizations for COPD patients corresponds to improved health outcomes and reduced cost. With proper management, most people with COPD can achieve good symptom control and quality of life, as well as reduce their risk of other associated conditions including heart disease and lung cancer.
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5. Ford, Earl S., et al. "Total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of COPD among adults aged 18 years in the United States for 2010 and projections through 2020." Chest vol. 147, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 31-45. DOI: 10.1378/chest.14-0972
6. Jonkman, Nini, et al. “Do Self-Management Interventions in COPD Patients Work and Which Patients Benefit Most? An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis.” International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, vol. Volume 11, Aug. 2016, pp. 2063–2074, 10.2147/copd.s107884.
7. Lin, I.-P. et al. "Continuity Of Care And Avoidable Hospitalizations For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)". The Journal Of The American Board Of Family Medicine, vol 28, no. 2, 2015, pp. 222-230. American Board Of Family Medicine (ABFM), doi:10.3122/jabfm.2015.02.140141.