Socioeconomic deprivation increases the effect of winter on admissions to hospital with COPD: retrospective analysis of 10 years of national hospitalisation data
OPEN Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group | 4 Jul 2013
DA McAllister, JR Morling, CM Fischbacher, W Macnee and SH Wild
Admission to hospital with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with deprivation and season. However, it is not known whether deprivation and seasonality act synergistically to influence the risk of hospital admission with COPD.
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