COPD severity is rated from "Mild" (when other symptoms are present) to "Very Severe" using established worldwide guidelines.
The DOSEindex© score is a value from 0 to 9 and is used either in place of or in addition to the BODE. With the DOSE index score, the higher the number, the more likely the patient is to require additional health care resources and there is an increase in comorbidities.
The DOSEindex© score is appearing in more read codes (NHS) as well as research systems and can be used to update current patient records or during a patient assessment. Information on the DOSEindex© may be found in various medical publications.
For a more comprehensive assessment, please see COPDfast® HD which is available here on the App Store. This system is part of the COPDfast® Suite which offers tools for medical field-personnel across the world. See
COPDfast® FEVcalc™ and COPDfast® PYcalc™ to see if they can help your patients.
NOTE: This software does NOT retain any patient-identifiable data and does not use the iPhone/iPad's location services.