The concept of 'spirometric lung age' emerged as a means of providing patients with an understandable metric of their lung function relative to their chronological age. In the context of smoking cessation, conveying a patient's lung age can serve as a powerful motivator for change.
Spirometry is an invaluable tool in achieving the goals of value-based care models for respiratory patients. This post explores the benefits of spirometry in the context of value-based care and how it can contribute to better patient outcomes and cost-effective healthcare.
Primary care is the cornerstone of healthcare, serving as the first point of contact for patients with various medical concerns. In this crucial setting, accurate diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory conditions are of paramount importance. Spirometry, a simple yet powerful lung function test, is an invaluable tool in primary care. This post explores why spirometry is essential for primary care and how it benefits both healthcare providers and patients.
Spirometry is a diagnostic test used to assess lung function by measuring the volume and flow of air during breathing. While spirometry itself does not directly address medication adherence or inhaler technique, it can provide valuable information that can aid in evaluating and improving these aspects of respiratory care.
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) face several challenges that can impact the quality and effectiveness of care for their patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Here are the seven common challenges that we hear frequently cited by ACO leaders.
It’s World Asthma Day (May 2, 2023), which is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, (GINA), a World Health Organization collaborative organization. If you are a primary care provider, it’s a great chance to reflect on the crucial role you play in managing your patients' asthma. One tool that can help you provide effective care and improve outcomes is the Asthma Action Plan developed by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI).
How to understand Spirometry Predictive Equations, such as NHANES III vs. GLI 12, in order to decide which is most appropriate for your patients