This Appropriate Care Guide (ACG) highlights the importance of a thorough assessment of symptoms and risk factors, and to confirm all suspected cases of COPD with spirometry. It incorporates a link to an online list of spirometry services that are open to external referrals. It also includes a supplementary guide on how to interpret a spirometry report.
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|1.||Establish smoking history in all patients. In current and ex-smokers, check for respiratory symptoms.|
|2.||Consider COPD in all patients 40 and older with risk factors and symptoms.|
|3.||Confirm all suspected COPD cases with spirometry.|