Opportunities to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in routine care in the UK: a retrospective study of a clinical cohort

Rupert C M Jones, David Price, Dermot Ryan, Erika J Sims, Julie von Ziegenweidt, Laurence Mascarenhas, Anne Burden, David M G Halpin, Robert Winter, Sue Hill, Matt Kearney, Kevin Holton, Anne Moger, Daryl Freeman, Alison Chisholm, Eric D Bateman, Respiratory Effectiveness Group

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Patterns of health-care use and comorbidities present in patients in the period before diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are unknown. We investigated these factors to inform future case-finding strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-276
Number of pages10
JournalThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Primary Health Care
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Spirometry
  • Steroids

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