TABLE 1

Assignment of points for the simplified B-AE-D and B-AE-D-C index

0 points1 point2 points
BBMI kg·m−2≥21<21<18.5
AENumber of severe AECOPD the previous year01≥2
DmMRC dyspnoea score (at stable disease)0–234
CCopeptin at inclusion pmol·L−1<20≥20≥40
  • BMI: body mass index; AECOPD: acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; mMRC: modified Medical Research Council.