Medical Practice

Ten Years' Experience in Running a Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5838.470 (Published 25 November 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:470
  1. D. T. D. Hughes,
  2. D. W. Empey

    Abstract

    A survey of the development and work of a pulmonary function laboratory in a teaching hospital over a 10-year period has shown an increasing demand for pulmonary function tests from all departments, in particular some of the surgical ones. Though no arrangement for staffing and equipping such a laboratory is ideal quite a lot of useful clinical information can be derived from a few simple tests performed in a central laboratory.

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