Overdiagnosis of asthma in the community.

  title={Overdiagnosis of asthma in the community.},
  author={Jorin LindenSmith and Debra L. Morrison and Carole Deveau and Paul Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  volume={11 2},
BACKGROUND Overdiagnosis of asthma may be an emerging problem after years of attention to the rising prevalence and reported underdiagnosis of the disease. OBJECTIVES A sample of adult asthmatics from the community was investigated to determine whether they met the current diagnostic criteria for asthma. METHODS Ninety participants were studied from a self-referred sample of physician-labelled, adult asthmatics from the community. The setting was a tertiary care, university-affiliated… CONTINUE READING
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