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Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (2007)

CPG Is Currently Being Updated!

COPD guideline imageThe guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with COPD.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

About the CPG Guideline Links Related Guidelines
The guideline is formatted as two algorithms, with annotations:
  • Algorithm A
    - Management of CPOD
  • Algorithm B
    - Acute Exacerbations
Questions about the COPD Guideline
COPD Full Guideline (2007)
COPD Summary (2007)
COPD Pocket Card (2007)
Tobacco Use (MTU)
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)