Table 3Most common principal diagnoses for patients with COPD as a secondary diagnosis, 2008

All COPD*Acute exacerbation*Without acute exacerbation*
Total stays with COPD as secondary diagnosis3,827,100619,2003,207,900
Principal DiagnosisNumber (%)RankNumber (%)RankNumber (%)Rank
Pneumonia370,800 (9.7%)1138,000 (22.3%)1232,800 (7.3%)1
Congestive heart failure310,200 (8.1%)280,300 (13.0%)3229,900 (7.2%)2
Respiratory failure245,100 (6.4%)3132,600 (21.4%)2112,500 (3.5%)4
Septicemia145,300 (3.8%)439,200 (6.3%)4106,100 (3.3%)5
Coronary atherosclerosis128,100 (3.3%)57,300 (1.2%)10120,800 (3.8%)3
Cardiac dysrhythmias115,100 (3.0%)611,600 (1.9%)7103,500 (3.2%)6
Acute myocardial infarction107,000 (2.8%)718,600 (3.0%)588,400 (2.8%)7
Nonspecific chest pain85,400 (2.2%)84,300 (0.7%)1581,100 (2.5%)8
Cancer of bronchus; lung72,700 (1.9%)911,400 (1.8%)861,300 (1.9%)10
Complication of device; implant or graft70,500 (1.8%)103,400 (0.5%)2367,100 (2.1%)9
Aspiration pneumonia; food/emesis68,600 (1.8%)1816,900 (2.7%)639,700 (1.2%)23
Acute renal failure61,900 (1.6%)1110,100 (1.6%)958,500 (1.8%)12
*

Based on secondary diagnoses.

The distribution of other COPD discharges is not statistically different from the distribution of acute exacerbation discharges at p<0.05.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008

From: Overview of Hospitalizations among Patients with COPD, 2008

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