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Evidence to Improve Care

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

A quality standard currently in development



This quality standard addresses care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including the assessment of people who may have COPD. It provides guidance on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of COPD in community-based settings. The scope of this quality standard applies to primary care, specialist care, home care, and long-term care.

The work on this quality standard started in December 2016.

Public feedback phase: November 2017

We want to hear from you.

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their caregivers, and health care professionals have partnered together on these draft guides to define what quality care looks like. Your opinion is very important to us as we strive to create a helpful product.


Read the guides for patients and clinicians and let us know what you think using the "Share Feedback" button below. We appreciate your feedback.

Date posted: November 20, 2017
Closing date for feedback: December 11, 2017

Patient Reference Guide

If you have COPD: know what to ask for in your care

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Patient reference guide cover

Clinical Guide

If you are a health care professional: know and offer the highest quality care based on the best available evidence

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The clinical guide cover

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