Cost-effective expert recommended asthma test underutilized by physicians, study shows

4 mayo 2015

For the first time, researchers have found that spirometry was underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management in US adults from 2001 to 2011, despite its accuracy, cost effectiveness and the publication of national guidelines advocating its use. Spirometry is a common test that allows physicians to determine how well a person’s lungs work by measuring how much air is inhaled and exhaled as well as how quickly the air is exhaled.