respiratory
COPD

Gaps in the provision of spirometry to confirm COPD are missed opportunities

Spirometry results are often either missing from charts of inpatients with a COPD diagnosis or inconsistent with the diagnosis, an Australian study has found. The results suggest spirometry for diagnosis of COPD is underutilised – representing a significant deviation in practice from clinical guidelines. The retrospective study of 1,469 inpatients with a clinical diagnosis of ...

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