Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Adults

The AAFP recommends against screening asymptomatic adults for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using spirometry. (2008)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspscopd.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)