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Acidosis, non-invasive ventilation and mortality in hospitalised COPD exacerbations
  1. C M Roberts1,2,
  2. R A Stone1,3,
  3. R J Buckingham1,
  4. N A Pursey1,
  5. D Lowe1 On behalf of the National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Resources and Outcomes Project (NCROP) implementation group
  1. 1Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
  2. 2Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  3. 3Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor C M Roberts, Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE, UK; c.m.roberts{at}qmul.ac.uk

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  • Funding This study was supported by the British Lung Foundation, British Thoracic Society, Royal College of Physicians and guided by the National COPD Resources and Outcomes Project steering group. It was funded by the Health Foundation.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Joint UCL/UCLH Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Funding This study was supported by the British Lung Foundation, British Thoracic Society, Royal College of Physicians and guided by the National COPD Resources and Outcomes Project steering group. It was funded by the Health Foundation.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Joint UCL/UCLH Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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