IPCRG Position Paper No. 2 - National respiratory guidelines used by primary care

This 3-page Position Paper provides a snapshot of the key features of various guidelines included in a mapping exercise carried out in June 2013. The guidelines are used by primary care for the chronic lung conditions commonly found in primary care: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, allergic rhinitis, community acquired pneumonia (CAP), obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and support for stopping smoking. 

The Position Paper:

  • outlines the importance of primary care and national guidelines
  • lists countries included in the mapping
  • outlines the number and characteristic of national guidelines
  • discusses the role of evidence for guideline development
  • discusses guideline implementation

Authors: Liza Cragg, Siân Williams

Reviewers: Miguel Roman Rodriquez, Jaime C de Sousa

IPCRG editor: Hilary Pinnock

Funding: Funded by IPCRG

Date written: July 2013


Please note the details of this project have been archived and are available on request.