Intermountain’s COPD Risk Scores Help Identify Patients Who Need Hospice

Clinicians at Salt Lake City-based health system Intermountain Healthcare have developed risk scores for patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that can help health care providers identify which patients need hospice care versus curative treatments. While other risk stratification models to predict mortality exist, this is the first that allows for identification of […]