Why is spirometry underused in the diagnosis of the breathless patient: a qualitative study

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BACKGROUND Use of spirometry is essential for the accurate diagnosis of respiratory disease but it is underused in both primary and specialist care. In the current study, we have explored the reasons for this underuse. METHODS Five separate focus groups were undertaken with final year medical undergraduates, junior hospital doctors, general practitioners… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2466-11-37

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@inproceedings{Roberts2011WhyIS, title={Why is spirometry underused in the diagnosis of the breathless patient: a qualitative study}, author={Nicola J. Roberts and Susan F. Smith and Martyn Partridge}, booktitle={BMC pulmonary medicine}, year={2011} }