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GOLD Strategy Update 2023: Rationale and Clinical Implications in Indian Perspective

Manisha Bhardwaj, Surender Kashyap

Keywords : ABE grouping, Chronic obstructive lung disease, Global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease 2023

Citation Information : Bhardwaj M, Kashyap S. GOLD Strategy Update 2023: Rationale and Clinical Implications in Indian Perspective. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2023; 65 (1):22-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11007-0056

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-06-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is a major contributor to global disease burden with a huge socioeconomic impact. Global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease (GOLD) strategy update 2023 is a step forward in the direction of evidence-based practice. Key topics like taxonomic classification, ABE grouping, single inhaler triple therapy, correct use of inhalers, etc. would have a positive impact on documentation and prescription practices in COPD management. The tobacco consumption habits are peculiar in India. There is a variation in prevalence estimates across diverse cultures. Non-smoking risk factors are important in Indian subcontinent especially in female and younger populations. We discuss the rationale of latest GOLD strategy update, its implications, and challenges in the management of COPD in Indian context.

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