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Table 5 The inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria

From: Variability in adherence to clinical practice guidelines and recommendations in COPD outpatients: a multi-level, cross-sectional analysis of the EPOCONSUL study

The inclusion criteria - patients aged ≥40 years
- smokers or ex-smokers (of at least 10 pack-years)
- COPD diagnosed on the basis of spirometric tests (FEV1/FVC post-bronchodilation < 0.7 or FEV1/FVC pre-bronchodilation < 0.7 and FEV1 ≥ 80%, if there is no bronchodilation reversibility testing available
The exclusion criteria - lack of follow-up for at least 1 year in a respiratory outpatient clinic
- participating in a clinical trial