Spirometry underutilized for asthma management in U.S. adults

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found, for the first time, that spirometry was underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management in U.S. adults from 2001 to 2011, despite it’s accuracy, cost effectiveness and the publication of national guidelines advocating its use.

Source: www.news-medical.net

I absolutely agree. Although, FEV1 scores tend to fluctuate more in asthmatics than COPD sufferers, spirometry provides important information for both diseases.

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