publication . Article . 2009

The use of spirometry in a primary care setting

Blain, Elizabeth A; Craig, Timothy J;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2009 Journal: International Journal of General Medicine, volume 2, pages 183-186 (issn: 1178-7074, eissn: 1178-7074, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Medical Press
Abstract
Elizabeth A Blain, Timothy J CraigPenn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USAObjective: To determine the use of spirometry in family practice, internal medicine, and pediatric outpatient settings.Methods: Data were collected from 45 outpatient offices in the central Pennsylvania area via phone survey that asked a set of four questions: 1) Do you have spirometry in your office? 2) Do you use spirometry for asthma patients? 3) In what situation do you use spirometry for? 4) Do you use spirometry more for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma? Results: It was found that pediatricians used spirometry 66% of the time, family practitioners 47%...
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free text keywords: spirometry, R5-920, Medicine (General), primary care, Original Research, asthma
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publication . Article . 2009

The use of spirometry in a primary care setting

Blain, Elizabeth A; Craig, Timothy J;