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Prevalence of COPD in the United States is rising, yet many people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnoses do not have diagnoses. In Vermont 18% of adults are current smokers and 27% are former smokers. The lack of provider and nurse training regarding indications, mechanism, interpretation and benefit of spirometry have limited it's use. Spirometry is recommended for both asthma & COPD diagnoses and management, and may provide better disease management.
Mountain Health Center in Bristol, Vermont
COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking, Smoker, Asthma, Spirometry, Tobacco, Vermont, Lung
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