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Definition of COPD from National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions

Purpose:

To determine if a patient has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term that covers a spectrum of pulmonary disease stemming from chronic airflow obstruction.

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