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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Airways 1 |

Adherence to GOLD Guidelines: Assessing the Risk Categories of COPD Patients in the Primary Care Setting

Stephen Eikermann, DO; Timothy Murphy, DO; Antonio Guzman, MD; David Vanderheiden, DO; Salim Surani, MD
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Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):834A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.934
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SESSION TITLE: Airways 1

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: The most recent GOLD Guidelines recognize a patient’s symptoms as an integral part of assessing the risk category of the disease. Subjective validated tests like the COPD Assessment Test (CAT) and modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) were utilized to risk stratify the patients. We undertook this study to assess the utilization of the CAT and mMRC questionnaires in risk stratifying the COPD patient in a community family practice clinic.

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