Optimal treatment of COPD in a primary care setting

Development Group: Singh, Dickinson, Sapey & Small

Approximately 3 million people in the UK have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and it is a leading cause of death worldwide. Diagnosis of COPD requires a history of exposure to risk factors, typical symptoms, and the presence of airflow obstruction on post-bronchodilator spirometry.

This Guidelines management algorithm covers pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options, and when to refer for specialist review.

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