Accuracy of asthma and COPD diagnosis in Australian general practice: a mixed methods study

Michael John Abramson, Rosa Lea Schattner, N D Sulaiman, Eleonora A Del Colle, Rosalie Aroni, Francis Thien

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Spirometry is the a gold standarda for diagnosing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but is rarely used in general practice. AIMS: To compare doctor diagnoses with patient reports/spirometry and to determine doctorsa?? perceptions of spirometry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167 - 173
Number of pages7
JournalPrimary Care Respiratory Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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