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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease • 7: Management of COPD
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  1. W MacNee1,
  2. P M A Calverley2
  1. 1University of Edinburgh, Lothian University NHS Trust, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2University of Liverpool, Aintree Hospitals Trust, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor W MacNee, ELEGI Colt Laboratories, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9YG, UK;
    w.macnee{at}ed.ac.uk

Abstract

A review of the management of COPD is presented, with particular emphasis on the effect on the approach to management of new information which has become available in the 5 years since the BTS guidelines on COPD were published. A major problem is the effective implementation of what is already known, and allocation of the resources necessary to make this available to all who might benefit.

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • management
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