Overdiagnosis of COPD in Subjects With Unobstructed Spirometry A BOLD Analysis

Sator L., Horner A., Studnicka M., Lamprecht B., Kaiser B., McBurnie M. A. , ...Daha Fazla

CHEST, cilt.156, sa.2, ss.277-288, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 156 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.01.015
  • Dergi Adı: CHEST
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.277-288


BACKGROUND: There are several reports on underdiagnosis of COPD, while little is known about COPD overdiagnosis and overtreatment. We describe the overdiagnosis and the prevalence of spirometrically defined false positive COPD, as well as their relationship with overtreatment across 23 population samples in 20 countries participating in the BOLD Study between 2003 and 2012.