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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry.
Release Date: March 2008
- The USPSTF recommends against screening adults for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry.
Grade: D Recommendation
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 215 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 50 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Report (PDF File, 320 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 600 KB; PDF Help)
Published Comment and Response
Update in Progress
In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of its draft Research Plans, Evidence Reports, and Recommendation Statements for public comment. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.
USPSTF members work with researchers from an independent Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) to create a Research Plan that guides the systematic review of the evidence. The Research Plan consists of an analytic framework, key questions, and a literature search strategy or research approach.
|Research Plan||Public Comment Period|
|Draft Research Plan for Public Comment
||February 20–March 19, 2014|
Current as of March 2014
Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Spirometry, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspscopd.htm