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GPs 'should check COPD registers' as thousands may be misdiagnosed


This audits findings do not surprise me at all- I see the misinterpretation of spirometry results frequently, and Dr Marie Fisk is probably holding back when she charitably states that interpretation of results can be difficult. Dr Peter Saul is missing this crucial point when he talks about MDT members being given relevant training to carry out the tests. This is, I believe, fully representative of the superficial nature of the GP approach which stems from a lack of knowledge consequent to inadequate training. The fact that at present Pulse is hosting an article about the media portraying GPs unfavourably should ideally lead to some self-reflection by the good and great of the profession.

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16 Jan 2019

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