Case definitions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  title={Case definitions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Eva Hnizdo and Henry W. Glindmeyer and Edward L Petsonk and Paul Enright and A. Sonia Buist},
  volume={3 2},
The objective of this study was to evaluate the definitions for classification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) recommended by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). Using data from the U.S. population-based third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III… CONTINUE READING