Diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is changing rapidly, so understanding recent advances is essential to delivering optimal patient care, according to the authors of a review published in JAMA earlier this year.
To help primary care physicians (PCPs) address the highly variable clinical features and responses to therapy, they provided a wealth of practical information on the diagnosis and long-term management of patients with COPD in the outpatient setting.
Take this brief quiz on their findings to see how much you know about COPD diagnosis.
1. Who currently makes the majority of COPD diagnoses?
C. Respiratory therapists