Table 1

Classification of exacerbation severity[10]
Level Description
Mild An increase in respiratory symptoms that can be controlled by the patient with an increase in the usual medication
Moderate Requires treatment with systemic steroids and/or antibiotics
Severe Requires hospitalization or a visit to the ED

Suh et al.

Suh et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:247   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-247

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