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Description: An easy-to-use flow-chart to aid providers in interpreting the results of spirometry tests and diagnosing lung disease.

Owner/Author: Lung Health Foundation
Year: 2018
Patient Population: Pediatric, Adult
Format: PDF
Relevant Quality Statement: Diagnosis

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Family Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Respiratory Therapists
  • Certified Respiratory Educators

When might they use this tool?

  • During a patient visit
  • After spirometry has been done

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 digital guide that is also printable
  • Provider education may be needed to support the use of tool in practice

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.