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Office-Based Spirometry: A New Model of Care in Preoperative Assessment for Low-Risk Lung Resections

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Jessica L. Hudson, Jennifer M. Bell, Traves D. Crabtree, Daniel Kreisel, G. Alexander Patterson, Bryan F. Meyers, Varun Puri

The authors compared low risk patients undergoing office spirometry only (FEV1 of >60%) to those undergoing laboratory spirometry followed by lung resection. Outcomes for propensity score matched patients were similar for complications, length of stay, and readmission.  Use of office-based spirometry was estimated to save their insitution $38,000 annually.

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