Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Post date: Apr 6, 2016 5:38:48 AM
US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
Similar to 2008, the USPSTF did not find evidence that screening for COPD in asymptomatic persons improves health-related quality of life, morbidity, or mortality. The USPSTF determined that early detection of COPD, before the development of symptoms, does not alter the course of the disease or improve patient outcomes. The USPSTF concludes with moderate certainty that screening for COPD in asymptomatic persons has no net benefit.
Conclusions and Recommendation The USPSTF recommends against screening for COPD in asymptomatic adults. (D recommendation).