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Description: The Choosing Wisely Spirometry Campaign has produced multiple assets or resources or self-management of asthma. It includes a patient pamphlet on asthma, a patient pamphlet on COPD, and informative resources on lung function testing. All tools are available in English and French.

Owner/Author: Choosing Wisely Canada
Year: 2022
Patient Population: Adult
Format: PDF

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Family Physicians
  • Primary Care Practitioners
  • Pediatricians

When might they use this tool?

  • When assessing a patient for asthma or COPD
  • When sending or considering sending a patient for lung function testing

Why might they use this tool?

  • To access English and French resources about Spirometry
  • To learn about the importance of lung function testing
  • To overcome barriers to using lung function testing

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool aims to encourage thoughtful conversations between clinicians and patients who have received a diagnosis of asthma or COPD

LHF has developed the Tool descriptions and Decision Support Guidance with support from Tool authors, and a team of clinical- and research-based experts. If you would like to submit proposed revisions to a Tool, please reach out to us via the “Connect With Us” banner on the Toolkit homepage.