IPCRG Desktop Helper - Early diagnosis of COPD

This 2-page IPCRG Desktop Helper reviews the evidence for the benefits of early diagnosis of COPD and provides some tools that the reader can use to make changes in practice to improve health outcomes for patients.

The Desktop Helper includes sections titled:

  • Why does early diagnosis matter?
  • Can early intervention help?
  • What are the barriers to making the diagnosis earlier?
  • How do we promote earlier diagnosis?

Authors: Dr Alan Kaplan, Dr Miguel Roman Rodriguez with contributions from Dr Ron Tomlins

Editor: Dr Hilary Pinnock

Funding: Funded by IPCRG

Date of Production: November 2009