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Description: This tool provides an easy-to-follow diagnostic flow diagram to aid clinicians with spirometric interpretation.

Owner/Author: Family Physician Airways Group of Canada
Year: 2011
Patient Population: Adult
Format: PDF
Relevant Quality Statement: Diagnosis

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Family Physicians
  • General Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Pediatricians
  • Internists
  • Certified Respiratory Educators

When might they use this tool?

  • When interpretating the results of spirometry

Why might they use this tool?

  • To help determine the most appropriate diagnosis

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool is a user-friendly flowchart offering a step by step pathway to the correct diagnosis

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