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Valerie Press, M.D., M.P.H.

Valerie Press
University of Chicago
COPD Tools: Comprehensive Aproach to Developing High Impact COPD Readmission Reduction Tools
Innovation Award

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is among the leading causes of early hospital readmissions. In response to this, US hospitals have begun implementing COPD readmission reduction programs. However, these programs use costly resources without clearly effective strategies and a lack of tools by which to personalize interventions. We aim to develop highly accurate tools to identify high-risk COPD patients and target the most effective interventions to the appropriate patient populations. We will do this by identifying factors that contribute to patients' readmission and to identify current interventions that attempt to reduce readmissions among COPD patients.

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