respiratory
COPD

GPs too passive in their approach to COPD


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 ...

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