Documents & Resources

One of GOLD’s most important activities is to work with international experts to produce resources about the diagnosis, prevention, and management of COPD. These materials incorporate the latest science to help improve the lives of COPD patients around the world.

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Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD - 2016
Updated December 2015. Evidence-based strategy document for COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention, with citations from the scientific literature.

COPD DIAGNOSIS and Management At-A-Glance Desk Reference - 2016
Updated December 2015. This fold-out pocket card presents essential clinical information from the GOLD Report, Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD in a convenient, easy-access format.
Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention - 2016
Updated December 2015. A quick-reference guide for physicians and nurses, with key information about patient management and education.
Asthma, COPD, and Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome
Updated April 2015. This document developed by the Science Committees of both GINA and GOLD, provides an approach to distinguishing between asthma, COPD and the overlap of asthma and COPD. Two laminated cards with key tables are included.

Other Resources

GOLD Spirometry Guide
Updated June 2010. A comprehensive guide to the use of spirometry in clinical practice, including an overview of information provided by spirometry, when to perform this test, interpretation of spirogram results, and troubleshooting. Part of the GOLD Implementation Toolbox.


Spirometry Quick Guide
Updated June 2010. A brief guide to how and when to perform spirometry in clinical practice. Part of the GOLD Implementation Toolkit.


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