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The use of spirometers in general practice

The use of spirometers in general practice Original Research D Bellamy, G Hoskins, B Smith, F Warner and R Neville, for the General Practitioners in Asthma Group ABSTRACT company, from regions around the UK (the random Objective: To describe the current use of spirometers group). Analysable responses were received from 349 in primary care in the UK. (64%) of GPIAG members and 582 (29%) of the random Design and A postal questionnaire was sent to all 548 group (see Table 1). An overwhelming majority (93%) of Subjects: members of the GPs in Asthma Group both groups welcomed the guidelines on COPD. (GPIAG), who have a special interest in Spirometers were available in 175 (50%) of the GPIAG asthma, and to 2000 randomly selected group practices and 186 (32%) of the random group. GPs throughout the UK. Results: Responses were received from 349 (64%) A small hand-held electronic digital display spirometer of the GPIAG members and 582 (29%) of was used by 221 (61%) of respondents with a the random group. Spirometers were spirometer, this being one of the cheapest available. present in 175 practices (50%) of GPIAG Relatively few, 142 (25%) of the GPs without a David Bellamy members and 186 (32%) of the random spirometer, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by General Practice Airways Group (GPIAG)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Primary Care Medicine; Internal Medicine; Pneumology/Respiratory System; Thoracic Surgery
eISSN
1475-1534
DOI
10.1038/pcrj.1997.4
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Abstract

Original Research D Bellamy, G Hoskins, B Smith, F Warner and R Neville, for the General Practitioners in Asthma Group ABSTRACT company, from regions around the UK (the random Objective: To describe the current use of spirometers group). Analysable responses were received from 349 in primary care in the UK. (64%) of GPIAG members and 582 (29%) of the random Design and A postal questionnaire was sent to all 548 group (see Table 1). An overwhelming majority (93%) of Subjects: members of the GPs in Asthma Group both groups welcomed the guidelines on COPD. (GPIAG), who have a special interest in Spirometers were available in 175 (50%) of the GPIAG asthma, and to 2000 randomly selected group practices and 186 (32%) of the random group. GPs throughout the UK. Results: Responses were received from 349 (64%) A small hand-held electronic digital display spirometer of the GPIAG members and 582 (29%) of was used by 221 (61%) of respondents with a the random group. Spirometers were spirometer, this being one of the cheapest available. present in 175 practices (50%) of GPIAG Relatively few, 142 (25%) of the GPs without a David Bellamy members and 186 (32%) of the random spirometer,

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npj Primary Care Respiratory MedicineSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 1997

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