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Lung disease diagnosis confusion
COPD and asthma patients may have to be re-tested. A poll of 776 UK GPs by the British Lung Foundation coincides with an audit which finds COPD care in England often falls short. COPD, an umbrella term including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is the fifth biggest killer in the UK. The survey found that 80% of doctors found differentiating between asthma and COPD quite or very challenging.
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