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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2016

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Screening in Adults

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in asymptomatic adults. This is a D recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
United States Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Respiratory Diseases
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Screening [Internet]. 2016 Apr [cited 2017 Sept 8]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-screening?ds=1&s=chronic%20obstructive