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Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (2021)

Image of the cover of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline Management of Outpatient Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseThe 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

The guideline is formatted as three algorithms and 19 evidence based recommendations.

Algorithm A: - Management of COPD in Primary Care
Algorithm B: - Management of Acute COPD Exacerbations
Algorithm C: - Inhaled Corticosteroid Usage

Questions about the COPD Guideline

Retired CPG's can be found on our archive page