Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Management of COPD in the presence of comorbidity

Management of COPD in the presence of comorbidity


• Does a protocol-based screening for commonly occurring comorbid conditions in patients with COPD (eg. CAD, CHF, depression, sleep apnea) improve management and outcomes for patients with COPD?


• How should providers coordinate management strategies and treatment goals in patients with COPD and other co-existing chronic diseases?


• What is the comparative effectiveness and safety of guideline-recommended COPD care in patients with ‘few’ vs. ‘many’ clinically significant (e.g., depression, sleep disorder, cardiovascular) comorbidities?


• What should be the clinical endpoints in frail elderly vs. other patients with COPD when titrating COPD care?

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Idea No. 1597