Asthma diagnosis by spirometry. Sensitive or specific?

King, D (1998) Asthma diagnosis by spirometry. Sensitive or specific?. Australian Family Physician, 27 3: 183-185.

Author King, D
Title Asthma diagnosis by spirometry. Sensitive or specific?
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 1998-03-01
Year available 1998
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 27
Issue 3
Start page 183
End page 185
Total pages 3
Place of publication South Melbourne, VIC Australia
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Language eng
Subject 2714 Family Practice
Abstract Spirometry is the recommended first-line investigation for diagnosing asthma, with greater than 15% improvement in FEV1 considered diagnostic. However, evidence suggests a majority of asthmatics may go undetected at 15%, thus a lower diagnostic value may be preferred.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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