Screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry: U.S. preventive services task force recommendation statement

Ned Calonge, Diana B. Petitti, Thomas G. DeWitt, Leon Gordis, Allen J. Dietrich, Kimberly D. Gregory, Russell Harris, George J. Isham, Michael L. LeFevre, Roseanne Leipzig, Carol Loveland-Cherry, Lucy N. Marion, Virginia A. Moyer, Judith K. Ockene, George F. Sawaya, Barbara P. Yawn

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Abstract

Description: New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation about screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using spirometry. Methods: The USPSTF weighed the benefits (prevention of ≥1 exacerbation and improvement in respiratory-related health status measures) and harms (time and effort required by both patients and the health care system, false-positive screening tests, and adverse effects of subsequent unnecessary therapy) of COPD screening identified in the accompanying review of the evidence. The USPSTF did not consider the financial costs of spirometry testing or COPD therapies. Recommendation: Do not screen adults for COPD using spirometry. (Grade D recommendation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-534
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume148
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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    Calonge, N., Petitti, D. B., DeWitt, T. G., Gordis, L., Dietrich, A. J., Gregory, K. D., Harris, R., Isham, G. J., LeFevre, M. L., Leipzig, R., Loveland-Cherry, C., Marion, L. N., Moyer, V. A., Ockene, J. K., Sawaya, G. F., & Yawn, B. P. (2008). Screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using spirometry: U.S. preventive services task force recommendation statement. Annals of internal medicine, 148(7), 529-534. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-148-7-200804010-00212