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Diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the primary care setting: focus on the role of spirometry and bronchodilator reversibility
J Fam Pract. 2011 April;60(4):S9-S16
COPD is a prevalent condition in the adult population in the United States and is widely underdiagnosed in primary care and other medical settings. Factors such as smoking history may be predictive of airway obstruction and may facilitate identification and screening of patients at risk for COPD.