A comprehensive, national survey of spirometry in Spain: current bottlenecks and future directions in primary and secondary care.

@article{LpezCampos2013ACN,
  title={A comprehensive, national survey of spirometry in Spain: current bottlenecks and future directions in primary and secondary care.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis L{\'o}pez-Campos and Joan B Soriano and Myriam Calle},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2013},
  volume={144 2},
  pages={601-609}
}
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the availability and practice of spirometry, training of technicians, and spirometer features and maintenance in Spain in both primary care (PC) and secondary care (SC) centers. METHODS We used a nationwide, cross-sectional, 36-item telephone survey of health-care centers in Spain to target the technician in charge of conducting spirometries in PC and SC centers where outpatient respiratory patients are routinely evaluated. The questions surveyed for resources… CONTINUE READING
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