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Combination therapy helps keep patients with COPD out of hospital

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:873

Anticholinergic bronchodilators, long acting β2 agonists, and inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstays of treatment for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many patients use combinations of all three. Good evidence to support any combination is hard to come by, partly because …

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