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Respiratory diseases

For healthcare research using medical data from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma, PHARMO has access to an excellent observational framework by linking data from different healthcare settings in the Netherlands, including data from general practitioners, in- and out-patient pharmacies, clinical laboratories and hospitals.

Our COPD/asthma cohort includes data from 2002 onwards and is regularly updated and expanded to include new patients. Multiple variables, including lung function tests, smoking and physical fitness can be retrieved on a patient level.

More information on respiratory disease-specific data collected in our database can be found here.

Respiratory diseases

AECOPD: Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; GOLD: the GOLD classification is based on spirometry
 Based on: Overbeek J, Penning-van Beest F, Balp M, et al. Burden of exacerbations in patients with moderate to very severe COPD in the Netherlands: a real-life study. COPD, 2015; 12: 132-143