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Indications for Referral of Patient with COPD to Pulmonologist

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be referred to a pulmonary specialist.

Specialty:

Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

referral and transfer

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can often be managed effectively by a general practitioner. However, the presence of certain findings may indicate that the patient requires care from a specialist.

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