The COPD-X Plan

Australian and New Zealand Guidelines

for the management of

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

2023

This document should be cited as:
Yang IA, George J, McDonald CF, McDonald V, Ordman R, Goodwin A, Smith B, McNamara R, Zwar N, Dabscheck E. The COPD-X Plan: Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2023. Version 2.72, October 2023.

Originally published as:
David K McKenzie, Peter A Frith, Jonathan G W Burdon and G Ian Town. The COPDX Plan: Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2003. MJA 2003 178(6 Suppl 17 Mar): S1-S40 www.mja.com.au/public/issues/178_06_170303/tho10508_all.html

MJA Clinical Practice Update
Michael J Abramson, Alan J Crockett, Peter A Frith and Christine F McDonald. COPDX: an update of guidelines for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with a review of recent evidence. MJA 2006; 184 (7): 342-345 www.mja.com.au/public/issues/184_07_030406/abr10742_fm.html

MJA Guideline Summary
Eli Dabscheck, Johnson George, Kelcie Hermann, Christine F McDonald, Vanessa M McDonald, Renae McNamara, Mearon O’Brien, Brian Smith, Nicholas A Zwar and Ian A Yang. COPD-X Australian and New Zealand guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 2022 update. Med J Aust 2022; 217 (8): 415-423. doi: 10.5694/mja2.517086. Published online: 19 September 2022
https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2022/217/8/copd-x-australian-guidelines-diagnosis-and-management-chronic-obstructive

 

These guidelines have been developed and revised by Lung Foundation Australia as part of a national COPD program. The guidelines are endorsed by the Thoracic Society of Australia New Zealand (TSANZ). The TSANZ Clinical Care and Resources Sub-committee provides annual external review and considers key findings and updates, and the strength of recommendations. The reviewers provide written feedback that is addressed by the co-Chairs and expert members as applicable.