Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the 4th leading cause of death in the world. The EvidenceCare Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) protocol provides recommendations for the diagnostic work-up, optimal therapeutic management and disposition of an acute exacerbation of COPD based on severity and response to initial treatment. Recommendations are based on the latest research and guidelines from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), the American Thoracic Society, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and the Veteran’s Health Administration and Department of Defense (VA/DoD).

Brian Wright, MD
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