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Table 11 Reasons why GPs prescribe a bronchodilator drug

From: Pneumocafé project: an inquiry on current COPD diagnosis and management among General Practitioners in Italy through a novel tool for professional education

Score* Dyspnea Level of bronchial obstruction at spirometry Cough Sputum production Capacity of performing daily activities Total
1 752 713 54 20 325 1,864
2 790 509 176 117 272 1,864
3 168 317 812 178 389 1,864
4 34 214 641 829 146 1,864
5 120 111 181 720 732 1,864
Total 1864 1864 1,864 1,864 1,864  
  1. *1 = most important, 5 = least important.