Diagnosing Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Jun 15, 2022 - Research

CFP Article on the importance of pulmonary function testing.

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Diagnosing Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Jun 15, 2022 - Research

CFP Article on the importance of pulmonary function testing.

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Respiratory complaints are common in primary care, and many patients receive treatment for suspected asthma or COPD without formal lung testing. Unfortunately, these clinical diagnoses can be incorrect, exposing patients to the possible harms of unnecessary therapies while also missing the true diagnoses. In this article, Dr. Samir Gupta highlights the evidence, importance, and barriers to the use of spirometry in primary care settings.