General practice variation in spirometry testing among patients receiving first-time prescriptions for medication targeting obstructive lung disease in Denmark

a population-based observational study

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Resumé

Spirometry testing is essential to confirm an obstructive lung disease, but studies have reported that a large proportion of patients diagnosed with COPD or asthma have no history of spirometry testing. Also, it has been shown that many patients are prescribed medication for obstructive lung disease without a relevant diagnosis or spirometry test registered. General practice characteristics have been reported to influence diagnosis and management of several chronic diseases. However, these findings are inconsistent, and it is uncertain whether practice characteristics influence spirometry testing among patients receiving medication for obstructive lung disease. The aim of this study was therefore to examine if practice characteristics are associated with spirometry testing among patients receiving first-time prescriptions for medication targeting obstructive lung disease.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftB M C Family Practice
Vol/bind14
Udgave nummer113
Antal sider8
ISSN1471-2296
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013

Fingeraftryk

Obstructive Lung Diseases
Denmark
General Practice
Prescriptions
Population
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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