A 1-day meeting, attended by invited respiratory and primary-care specialists all of whom had an international profile and a specific interest in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), considered specific research recommendations from the Global Initiative in Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) workshop report. Attendees discussed developing a tool to complement spirometry and help primary-care physicians assess treatment success in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Discussion focused on the requirement of such a tool, and the limitations of existing tools. Proposals followed for a simple, cost-effective checklist for primary-care. This paper is a consensus report of the discussions from the meeting. Decisions reached on the proposed questionnaire were unanimous.
Reid, J., Price, D. B., van der Molen, T., Housset, B., Jardim, J., Jones, P., Kardos, P., Muir, J-F., Paggiaro, P., Rennard, S., & Wouters, E. (2004). Development of a primary-care tool to assess treatment success in COPD: consensus report from a closed meeting of respiratory and primary-care specialists. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 13(2), 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcrj.2004.03.002