Archived: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Screening
Original Release Date: March 2008
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
The USPSTF recommends against screening adults for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using spirometry.
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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Archived: Supporting Documents
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.