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Table 3 Time reserved for ACNP, in hours per week per 1000 registered patients, compared with process quality results documented in medical records according to diagnosis. Number of centres in parentheses.

From: Asthma and COPD in primary health care, quality according to national guidelines: a cross-sectional and a retrospective study

Indicators Asthma   Asthma   Asthma COPD   COPD   COPD
  <1 h/w (19)   1–1 1/2 h/w (11)   >1 1/2 h/w (9) <1 h/w (19)   1–1 1/2 h/w (11)   >1 1/2 h/w (9)
  n = 253   n = 142   n = 102 n = 256   n = 142   n = 102
  %   %   % %   %   %
Spirometry 36 p = 0.000 68 p = 0.01 52 44 p = 0.003 60 p = 0.54 64
Smoking habit documentation 39 p = 0.000 57 p = 0.09 46 59 p = 0.02 70 p = 0.12 61
PEF1 53 p = 0.000 74 p = 0.22 67 -   -   -
Reversibility test2 -   -   - 22 p = 0.19 28 p = 0.42 24
Pulse oximetry2 -   -   - 22 p = 0.35 20 p = 0.045 33
Weight2 -   -   - 14 p = 0.554 18 p = 0.016 28
  1. 1 = only searched for in medical records of patients with an asthma diagnosis
  2. 2 = only searched for in medical records of patients with a COPD diagnosis