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COPD diagnosis and management chart

A chart for diagnosing and managing the breathless patient by Dr Noel Baxter

This flowchart, available for download here, is based on the Impress breathlessness tools and the Lambeth and Southwark chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guidelines and breathlessness algorithm.

For more information and for the British Lung Foundation (BLF) COPD patient pathway and self-management pack, visit

This resource was originally published in Pulse.