Gender differences in emergency department patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation
Emergency Service, Hospital
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Men and women who present to the ED for treatment of an exacerbation of COPD have substantial differences in long-term medication use, self-treatment during exacerbation, delay in emergency care, and post-ED outcomes. Further studies are warranted to confirm and explain these gender-related differences.