Amplified COPD Screening for Primary Care

A new 5-question COPD assessment tool may help identify more serious disease earlier in the primary care setting.

Obtaining a peak expiratory flow measurement and asking for a "yes" or "no" answer to 5 questions written at the 6th-grade reading level could help better identify patients with obstructive lung disease seen by primary care physicians who would most benefit from current therapies.

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