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Evidence to Improve Care

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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.

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The two guides below are in draft form. Please check back here in a few months for the finalized guides and for a variety of other resources related to this standard.

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Quality Standard

Know what quality care looks like, based on evidence and expert consensus


The clinical guide cover

Patient Reference Guide

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


Patient reference guide cover

The work on this quality standard started in December 2016.

Public feedback phase: November 2017

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