Hi there. I am a newbie with bronchiectasis. I have recently placed my details with the European Bronchiectasis Registry. I notice that the assessment of disease severity is a relatively new concept in bronchiectasis. This severity index gives predictions of mortality and hospital admissions as well as exacerbations and quality of life. The severity criteria links to age and BMI among other features.
My query concerns the broader use of severity measurements for other lung conditions and if such an index is relevant to other conditions? If so, how helpful for the patient as much as for the GP and clinician?