Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 International Guidelines on COPD: Update of Global Initiative GOLD

Dear Respiratory friends today was launched Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2014! It is the last update of the most important global guidelines on COPD! 
http://www.goldcopd.org/uploads/users/files/GOLD_Report_2014_Jan23.pdf

The GOLD report is presented as a “strategy document” for health care professionals to use as a tool to implement effective management programs based on available health care systems. The quadrant management strategy tool is designed to be used in any clinical setting; it draws together a measure of the impact of the patient’s symptoms and an assessment of the patient’s risk of having a serious adverse health event in the future. More and more evidence is being produced to evaluate this strategy. Evidence will continue to be evaluated by the GOLD committees and management strategy recommendations modified as required.

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