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MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE by MOH Malaysia

Updated: Oct 4, 2022


Diagnosis and Assessment of COPD A diagnosis of COPD should be considered in any individual with symptoms of chronic cough, sputum production or dyspnoea and a history of exposure to risk factors for the disease, especially cigarette smoking. The diagnosis should be confirmed by spirometry showing a post-bronchodilator FEV1/ FVC ratio of less than 70%. COPD severity should be assessed based on the severity of spirometric abnormality, symptoms, exercise capacity, complications and the presence of co-morbidities.




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