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Routine use of post-bronchodilator testing in pulmonary function testing labs.

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Pulmonary function tests (PFTs), including spirometry with and without post-bronchodilator (post-BD) testing, are frequently performed in the assessment of asthma, along with other obstructive airway disorders. Multiple publications over the past 15 years have noted that one in three physician-diagnosed asthma cases are not in fact asthma. In this quality assurance project, we assess whether PFT labs in Alberta have policies on post-BD testing, as extraneous and unnecessary use of post-BD testing can lead to wasted staff and patient time and unnecessary expenses to the health care system.

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Name: Clinical and investigative medicine. Medecine clinique et experimentale
ISSN: 1488-2353
Pages: E204-E210

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