Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) program provides evidence based guidelines to optimize management of patients with COPD. The Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD 2017 report incorporates many changes based on updated research published through 2016. It includes new strategies to promote individualized care with the goal of improving patient-centered outcomes. The new definition, revised combined assessment tool and the new approaches to management of COPD are highlighted in our review.
Kavita Ratarasarn, Jatan Shah and Nevin Uysal-Biggs
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