GPs should have access to spirometry for assessing COPD

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1559
  1. Kamran Abbasi
  1. BMJ

    Spirometry is more accurate than peak flow measurement for assessing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, say new guidelines from the British Thoracic Society. They recommend that all patients suspected of having the disease should be offered spirometric testing by their general practitioners (Thorax 1997;52(suppl 5):S1-32). …

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