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Date:5/21/2008

istically significant reduction in mortality, although the study was not large enough to detect a definite effect on mortality," Rice said.

"Because of its relative simplicity, we believe that this model could be easily implemented across a wide variety of clinical settings. This may not only improve patient outcomes, but could also reduce strain on hospital systems overburdened by preventable emergencies," she said.

The study was to be presented May 21 at the American Thoracic Society's International Conference, in Toronto.

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-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Thoracic Society, news release, May 21, 2008


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