As COPD is now managed predominantly in primary care, we aimed to investigate patient characteristics associated with risk of first AECOPD hospital admission and readmission, after primary care COPD diagnosis, in a representative primary care patient population.Our ability to link electronic primary care data pseudonymously to high-quality routine admissions data made this possible.
High BMI was associated with a lower risk of first AECOPD admission and readmission.
Conclusions Several patient characteristics were associated with first AECOPD admission in a primary care cohort of people with COPD but fewer were associated with readmission.
Hospital admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a significant burden on healthcare resources and readmission rates are high.
COPD is the second most common reason for emergency hospital admission in the UK.
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