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The investigators will describe the characteristics, prevalence, incidence, severity co-morbidity and management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the UK. 100 practices will be sampled amounting to a total study population of about 10 000 patients. Information will be collected electronically and, where necessary, by a hand search of patient records.
Observational, Multi-centre, Retrospective Cohort Study to Evaluate Prevalence, Incidence, Severity, Co-morbidities and Burden of Disease in Patients With a Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by Close Scrutiny of the Patient Journey
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