Prevalence, Risk Factors and Diagnostic Accuracy of COPD Among Smokers in Primary Care.


The prevalence of COPD is high, and most cases remain undiagnosed. In contrast, some patients labeled and treated as COPD do not have spirometric confirmation. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of COPD among smokers aged 45 years or older and investigate the accuracy of diagnosis of COPD in primary care. A population-based, epidemiological study… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/15412555.2014.974736


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