Need to be BOLD about misdiagnosis of COPD

About half of patients who self-report a diagnosis of COPD have probably been misdiagnosed, according to an Australian study representative of community-living adults. A sub-study of more than 3,000 adults ≥40 years from the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study found 1.8% had a self reported diagnosis of COPD and met both fixed cut-off ...

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