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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2011

Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society

Description of Resource: 
From the American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society is this update of the 2007 ACP clinical practice guideline on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnosis and management. The guideline is intended for practitioners who manage COPD patients.

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Developed By: 
American College of Physicians
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Respiratory Diseases
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Expert Opinion
Citation: 
Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, Weinberger SE, Hanania NA, Criner G, van der Molen T, Marciniuk DD, Denberg T, Schünemann H, Wedzicha W, MacDonald R, and Shekelle P for the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the European Respiratory Society. Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society. Ann Intern Med [Internet]. 2011 Aug 2 [cited 2013 Jan 22];155(3);171–191. Available from: http://www.thoracic.org/statements/resources/respiratory-disease-adults/copd-guideline-acp-ats-ers-accp%20-abstract.pdf