Pulmonary function test quality in the elderly: a comparison with younger adults.


BACKGROUND Elderly patients may be at greater risk for misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment as a consequence of pulmonary function test underutilization and tests being conducted with low quality expectations. This study sought to determine if elderly patients are able to achieve both spirometry and diffusion capacity (DLCO) quality scores comparable to… (More)
DOI: 10.4187/respcare.02331


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