The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of 6 sites nationwide to participate in the CONCERT study (COPD Outcomes-based Network for Clinical Effectiveness Research Translation). Clinical trials in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) usually require evidence of airflow obstruction and clinical risk factors, whereas other definitions for classifying COPD are used for epidemiologic studies and performance improvement programs. The objective of the CONCERT study was to evaluate agreement between these definitions for COPD. The CONCERT study has been completed, but additional information about the CONCERT study and network can be found below.
See results below:
See results about stakeholder priorities for COPD effectiveness and implementation research: