GPs hold back on formerly diagnosing people with COPD and delay offering interventions such as smoking cessation or pulmonary rehabilitation, a survey shows. The findings from 233 mostly urban GPs found most (60%) delay recording a formal diagnosis of COPD until after a trial of treatment, referral to a specialist or a diagnosis in hospital. The recommendation ...
GPs too passive in their approach to COPD
By Mardi Chapman
16 Mar 2017