Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s - NICE guideline

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The Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s guideline covers diagnosing and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis).

Who is it for?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s aims to help people with COPD to receive a diagnosis earlier so that they can benefit from treatments to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life and keep them healthy for longer. It is aimed at:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • People with COPD, their families and carers