A cohort study showed that health insurance databases were accurate to distinguish chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from asthma and classify disease severity

J Clin Epidemiol. 2005 Feb;58(2):206-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2004.08.006.
No abstract available

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / diagnosis*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Insurance, Health*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / diagnosis*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity