The error of not measuring asthma

Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Kaplan, Alan
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/18/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 11, p1099
Academic Journal
The article offers views on the misdiagnosis of asthma. The author acknowledges that there are hindrances to the utilization of pulmonary function testing. He stresses that all patients with suspected asthma must have the diagnosis confirmed by spirometry. He adds that all physicians who treat asthma must regularly refer patients to a pulmonary function laboratory, have personnel do spirometry, and or do spirometry themselves.


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