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Manage clinical risk factors to limit COPD exacerbations

  • Optimise primary/ secondary preventive actions for high body mass index (childhood [CRF-002] and adult [CRF-003] obesity).
  • The Respiratory health delivery plan (WG 2018) describes the comorbidities of COPD and obesity as "overlap syndrome"; obesity is a factor in almost half (46%) of patients requiring domiciliary non-invasive ventilation.