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Evidence for a link between mortality in acute COPD and hospital type and resources
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    Variations in mortality in acute COPD may reflect nihilism as well as resources

    Dear Editor

    I read with great interest the Roberts et al. Thorax article [1] and the accompanying editorial by Rudolf.[2]

    The study highlights important variation in the outcomes of patients with a common chronic disease and once more illustrates that doctor: patient ratios may be an important contributor to variation. It is also likely that some of the observed variation may arise because of varia...

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