Pneumo Stats

COPD: Where Do We Stand?

In this first in a six-part series on pulmonary health, view the current statistics on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of diseases characterized by chronic airflow limitation.

Principal of Meditorial, LLC, Ms. Hack has spent over 30 years as a professional writer and editor working for medical journals, associations, and medical education companies.


Useful not only as a clinical overview but also for patient information, these up-to-date statistics elucidate the incidence of COPD; and the burden of disease by mortality, cost, and comorbidities. To see the data in action, start reading here.

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