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


With Colin on this. My beloved local hospital as just seen a patient (middle aged life long smoker) who in a few short hours chose the 111 to 999 to A/E to Ambulatory Medical Day Unit under the medics for his first recorded wheezy chest infection which is now classified as acute exacerbation of COPD. Discharged on steroids and Ab with advice to get inhalers and lung functions from GP ASAP which may be a tad problematic as vaguely recall oral steroids mean can't have lung functions for about 6-8 weeks

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16 Jan 2019

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