Reports Summarize Chest Medicine Findings from RTI International (Total and State-Specific Medical and Absenteeism Costs of COPD Among Adults Aged...

According to news reporting originating in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "COPD remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The objectives of this study were to estimate (1) national US COPD-attributable annual medical costs by payer (direct) and absenteeism (indirect) in 2010 and projected medical costs through 2020 and (2) state-specific COPD-attributable medical and absenteeism costs in 2010."