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    raise a caution

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    The authors of the research raised a caution of adopting the GOLD5 definition of COPD in old age patient, which would result in an over diagnosis of COPD.



    Could anyone please tell me what does this mean? "raise a caution"
    and the rest of the sentence: would result in an over diagnosis of COPD. I just can't understand it.

    Thanks

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    Re: raise a caution

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Hi,

    The authors of the research raised a caution of adopting the GOLD5 definition of COPD in old age patient, which would result in an over diagnosis of COPD.



    Could anyone please tell me what does this mean? "raise a caution"
    and the rest of the sentence: would result in an over diagnosis of COPD. I just can't understand it.

    Thanks
    Where did you find this? It's very badly written.

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    Re: raise a caution

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Hi,

    The authors of the research raised a caution of adopting the GOLD5 definition of COPD in old age patient, which would result in an over diagnosis of COPD.



    Could anyone please tell me what does this mean? "raise a caution"
    and the rest of the sentence: would result in an over diagnosis of COPD. I just can't understand it.

    Thanks
    The "caution" is a warning that applying this definition of COPD to older patients would lead to diagnosing COPD in patients that do not have the disease.

    I would rephrase the sentence. "The authors of the paper/article cautioned against applying the GOLD5 definition of COPD to old-age patients because it would result in overdiagnosis of COPD in that group."

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