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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Screening

Release Date: April 2016

Recommendation Summary

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Asymptomatic adults

The USPSTF recommends against screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in asymptomatic adults.


To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, click here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, click here.

Related Information for Health Professionals

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: April 2016

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.

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