Underdiagnosis and undertreatment of COPD in primary care settings.

  title={Underdiagnosis and undertreatment of COPD in primary care settings.},
  author={Tsuneyuki Takahashi and Masakazu 9 Ichinose and Hiroshi Inoue and Kunio Shirato and Toshio Hattori and Tamotsu Takishima},
  volume={8 4},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to improve the detection of COPD in a primary care setting and to evaluate the subsequent management of these patients by general practitioners. METHODOLOGY A two-step protocol was followed: patients were screened for airway obstruction and their subsequent management status reviewed. Screening spirometry was performed in 56 primary care settings (23 hospitals and 33 general practices). Inclusion criteria for screening subjects were: (i) > or =40-year-old… CONTINUE READING


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