respiratory
Asthma

Spirometry interpretation: still working towards clarity & consistency


Variations in spirometry interpretation between labs in Australia is leading to inconsistencies in diagnosis and management  of obstructive lung disease, a study suggests. Findings from a survey of 36 TSANZ-accredited lung function laboratories in Australia and New Zealand reveal ‘substantial’ variation between institutions in how laboratories define the lower limit of normal range, airflow obstruction ...

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