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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of early assisted discharge for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease exacerbations: the design of a randomised controlled trial

Inclusion criteria:
Age 40 years and over
Competent
Diagnosed with at least COPD GOLD I and 10 Pack Years of smoking or grounded susceptibility for COPD
Hospitalised with COPD exacerbation
Completed informed consent on day 3 of admission
Exclusion criteria:
Major uncontrolled comorbidity
Mental disability
Active alcohol abuse and/or drug abuse
Inability to understand the program
Living outside care region of the home care organisation
Indication for admission to intensive care unit or non invasive ventilation
Insufficient availability of informal care at home