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Description: Let’s Clear the Air is a clinician handout on why lung function testing is essential when suspecting asthma or COPD among patients.

Owner/Author: Choosing Wisely Canada
Patient Population: Adult
Format: Website
Relevant Quality Statement: Diagnosis

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 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

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