Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. The availability of an effective practice guideline for the disease is urgent as it continues to threaten clinical settings. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) annually revises COPD guidelines for medical practice. This case analyzes the current guidelines for the disease, indicating its effects on its prevention, diagnosis, and control. The paper identifies loopholes in the guideline that revises it to incorporate missing effective COPD control measures. The strategies used in implementing a revised or new guideline determine its acceptance in clinical settings. This paper further discusses the key strategies that are significant in ensuring the successful implementation of a modified or new guideline. Consequently, evaluating an applied guideline helps determine the guide s effectiveness.
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