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 ...
Spirometry interpretation: still working towards clarity & consistency
By Mardi Chapman
31 Jul 2018