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cobweb icon Archived: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Screening

Original Release Date: March 2008

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Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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Adults

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

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

Go to the Figure for a summary of this recommendation and its impact on clinical practice. Table 1 describes the USPSTF grades and Table 2 describes the USPSTF classification of levels of certainty about net benefit.

This Recommendation Statement was first published as an early online release by the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-screening

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