Guideline-based survey of outpatient COPD management by pulmonary specialists in Germany

  title={Guideline-based survey of outpatient COPD management by pulmonary specialists in Germany},
  author={Thomas Glaab and Claus F Vogelmeier and Andreas Hellmann and R. Buhl},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
BACKGROUND Little is known about the role of guidelines for the practical management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by office-based pulmonary specialists. The aim of this study was to assess their outpatient management in relation to current guideline recommendations for COPD. METHODS A nationwide prospective cross-sectional COPD questionnaire survey in the form of a multiple-choice questionnaire was sent to 1000 office-based respiratory specialists in Germany. The product… CONTINUE READING
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