VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (2014)
The 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.
The guideline is formatted as three algorithms, with annotations:
Algorithm A: - Management of COPD in Primary Care
Algorithm B: - Management of Acute Exacerbations of COPD
Algorithm C: - Management of COPD in the Hopsital or Emergency Department