Clinicians should ditch GOLD and instead adopt lower limits of normal (LLN) criteria for defining airflow when assessing patients for COPD, experts have argued in a Too Much Medicine paper in the BMJ. Retired respiratory physician Professor Martin Miller and General Practitioner Dr Mark Levy claim the GOLD diagnostic criteria are leading to over-diagnosis in ...
Ditch GOLD for LLN, say experts
By Nicola Garrett
2 Jul 2015