The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) was launched in 1998 in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the National Institutes of Health, USA; and the World Health Organization. GOLD’s guidelines for COPD are shaped by committees made up of leading experts from around the world. Working with health care professionals and public health officials, GOLD seeks to raise awareness and improve prevention and treatment of COPD.1
The 2018 ABCD assessment tool
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