COPD Diagnosis in Primary Care: 6 Essential Facts

Most diagnoses of COPD are made in the primary care setting. Try these 6 questions to see what you know about the essentials of the differential diagnosis.

Most patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are diagnosed by a primary care physician. But diagnosis is not always straightforward. Clinical features of COPD can be highly variable so a considered and comprehensive differential diagnosis is important.

Which factors account for most COPD diagnoses? Which tools are most accurate for differentiating COPD from asthma and from asthma/COPD overlap? How is COPD progression best monitored?

Try the 6 questions that follow here, based on a recent review in JAMA, to find out what you know about assessment for the fourth leading cause of death in the US.

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