Barriers to diagnosis of occupational asthma in Ontario.

  title={Barriers to diagnosis of occupational asthma in Ontario.},
  author={Naveen Poonai and Sean van Diepen and A Bharatha and Marosh Manduch and Tom Deklaj and Susan M. Tarlo},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  volume={96 3},
BACKGROUND Occupational asthma (OA) refers to asthma caused by workplace-specific substances. A longer duration of symptoms while continuing to be exposed has been associated with a worse prognosis. Evidence suggests a significant period of time exists between symptom onset and diagnosis of OA, the reasons for which have not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to examine whether primary health care and/or socio-economic factors account for delays in Ontario. METHOD Two hundred… CONTINUE READING


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