Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

April 5, 2016 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Task Force found no benefit for screening in persons without respiratory symptoms and recommends against screening for COPD in asymptomatic adults. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go to A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation in plain language is available. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the April 5 online issue of JAMA.