GOLD 2024: a brief overview of key changes

Since 2001 (more than twenty years ago) the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) publishes and updates every year a document that recommends how to best diagnose and manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).(1) This is an enormous and continued team effort, so we want to start by acknowledging the dedication and hard work of all GOLD members through the years ( The GOLD 2024 document has just been released and is available for free download in the GOLD website, together with a pocket guide and a teaching slide set.(2) Here we present a brief overview of what we think are the most relevant changes (or lack of) introduced in this 2024 edition of the GOLD recommendations.

To begin with, it is worth mentioning that, to avoid potential duplications and improve readability of the document, Chapter 3 (Evidence supporting prevention and maintenance therapy) and Chapter 4 (Management of stable COPD) in the GOLD 2023 document have now been merged into a single chapter (new Chapter 3 in GOLD 2024: Prevention and Management of COPD). Besides, the GOLD Science Committee identified a number of topics that, although already discussed in GOLD 2023, required and deserved further discussion. Accordingly, the following aspects about the diagnosis or management of COPD have been expanded and updated in GOLD 2024.

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Authors: Alvar Agustí, Claus F. Vogelmeier.

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