Key documents


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: management of COPD in adults in primary and secondary care
NICE, 2004
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Prodigy Guidance
General Practice Airways Group
Clinical component for the home oxygen service in England and Wales
British Thoracic Society

Pulmonary rehabilitation: joint ACCP/AACVPR evidence-based guidelines
ACCP/AACVPR Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines Panel – Special Report
First report of the 2003 National COPD Audit
Royal College of Physicians/British Thoracic Society

The following documents are available in the Knowledge Service Library:

Systematic reviews

Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Cochrane Review, Y Lacasse et al., 2005

Rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Ghassan F. Salman, et al., Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol 18, March 2003, pp. 213-221.
Effectiveness of innovations in nurse led chronic disease management for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review of evidence
Stephanie C. Taylor et al., British Medical Journal, vol 331, 3 Sept 2005, pp. 485-488.
Pulmonary rehabilitation: BTS statement
British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Subcommittee on Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Thorax, vol 56 (11), Nov. 2001, pp/ 827-834


Study to identify what people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) consider as important when developing services and preventing admission to hospital
Kath Henderson, 2004 (MSc dissertation)
COPD resource pack for primary care organisations, British Lung Foundation, 2005 

Last reviewed: 02/03/2011

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