Study recommends ways to improve COPD diagnosis

02/17/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

U.K. researchers said data on almost 39,000 patients showed 85% had symptoms and findings that could have indicated early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during the five years before their diagnosis. Writing in the journal Lancet Respiratory Medicine, the researchers called for modified recommendations for considering COPD and better ways of sharing clinical information with primary care physicians to improve diagnosis.

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