publication . Article . Project proposal . 2004

Exclusion Spirometry: An Initiative to Increase Lung Function Assessment in Primary Care

Paul Bégin; José Almirall;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004 Journal: Canadian Respiratory Journal, volume 11, issue 3, pages 195-196 (issn: 1198-2241, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Abstract
<jats:p>Ongoing spirometry quality standards are difficult to bring into the daily routine of general practice. As a result, spirometry is rarely performed by primary care physicians. A new approach is proposed: exclusion spirometry. Acceptable and reproducible results are sought. However, the goal of the test is to try to reach values within normal limits, even if results do not reach quality standards. Normal results would be sufficient to exclude respiratory impairment, except in asthma. Abnormal results would require further testing in a diagnostic spirometry laboratory. The aim of the initiative is to enhance the compliance of general practitioners in using...
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free text keywords: Article Subject, lcsh:Diseases of the respiratory system, lcsh:RC705-779, Primary care, Lung function, Abnormal results, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Spirometry, medicine.diagnostic_test, General practice, Daily routine, Asthma, medicine.disease, Normal results, business.industry, business
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