Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease quality standard

NICE quality standard [QS10] Published date:

This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.

This quality standard covers the assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults. The scope of the quality standard does not include prevention, screening or case finding.

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