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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalization rates in Massachusetts: a trend analysis

By Z. Kabir, G.N. Connolly, H.K. Koh and L. Clancy

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Background: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) causes a huge economic burden and >80% of COPD cases are attributable to smoking. Massachusetts introduced a comprehensive Tobacco Control Program (MTCP) in January 1993. A trend analysis of COPD hospitalization rates might indirectly reflect the potential impact of such comprehensive tobacco control programs

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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