Survey of Respiratory Diagnostic Laboratories to Inform the National COPD Strategy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/596678
Title:
Survey of Respiratory Diagnostic Laboratories to Inform the National COPD Strategy
Authors:
McCarthy, T; McGowan, A; O’Connor, M
Publisher:
Public Health
Issue Date:
Nov-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/596678
Item Type:
Conference Poster
Language:
en
Description:
Although spirometry, which is used to measure airflow obstruction, does not fully capture the impact of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) on a patient’s health, it remains the gold standard for diagnosing and monitoring its progression.1 Key recommendations of the National COPD (Respiratory) Strategy 20082 include the following: • When a diagnosis of COPD is being considered, spirometry should be performed. All health professionals managing patients with COPD should have access to spirometry. • Appropriate training should be provided with regular updates; spirometry services should have relevant quality and control processes
Local subject classification:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Ten
dc.contributor.authorMcGowan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorO’Connor, Men
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-18T16:18:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-18T16:18:23Zen
dc.date.issued2008-11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/596678en
dc.descriptionAlthough spirometry, which is used to measure airflow obstruction, does not fully capture the impact of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) on a patient’s health, it remains the gold standard for diagnosing and monitoring its progression.1 Key recommendations of the National COPD (Respiratory) Strategy 20082 include the following: • When a diagnosis of COPD is being considered, spirometry should be performed. All health professionals managing patients with COPD should have access to spirometry. • Appropriate training should be provided with regular updates; spirometry services should have relevant quality and control processesen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Healthen
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen
dc.subject.otherCHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASEen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGen
dc.titleSurvey of Respiratory Diagnostic Laboratories to Inform the National COPD Strategyen
dc.typeConference Posteren
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