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Spirometry referral made (Retired Apr 2016)

If appropriate you may be referred to have a spirometry, this test measures the capacity of your lungs for inhaling and exhaling air.

In 2016 clinical experts in the North West decided that this measure did not fit within the secondary care of a patient with an exacerbation of their COPD as a spirometry must be performed when a patient’s condition is stable, this measure was therefore retired.

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