Development of a primary-care tool to assess treatment success in COPD: Consensus report from a closed meeting of respiratory and primary-care specialists

Jim Reid, David Price, Thys Van Der Molen, Bruno Housset, José Jardim, Paul Jones, Peter Kardos, Jean François Muir, Pierluigi Paggiaro, Stephen Rennard, Emiel Wouters

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A 1-day meeting, attended by invited respiratory and primary-care specialists all of whom had an international profile and a specific interest in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), considered specific research recommendations from the Global Initiative in Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) workshop report. Attendees discussed developing a tool to complement spirometry and help primary-care physicians assess treatment success in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-Discussion focused on the requirement of such a tool, and the limitations of existing tools. Proposals followed for a simple, cost-effective checklist for primary-care. This paper is a consensus report of the discussions from the meeting. Decisions reached on the proposed questionnaire were unanimous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalPrimary Care Respiratory Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004



  • COPD
  • GOLD
  • Primary-care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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