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Table 9 What GPs would choose to do in a 50 yrs old patient suspected of COPD and presenting normal results with a simple spirometric test

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

Choice N %
Investigating an alternative diagnosis 175 9.40
Request a global spirometry 390 20,90
Request a global spirometry with bronchodilation test 536 28,75
Request consultation of a respiratory specialist 763 40,95
Total 1,864 100