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Table 3 Classification on the basis of PFT results and final diagnoses

From: The optimization of the diagnostic work-up in patients with suspected obstructive lung disease

Classification on the basis of PFT Control group Experimental group
Completely reversible obstructive (CRO) 41% 42%
Non-reversible obstructive (NRO) 17% 17%
Partly reversible obstructive (PRO). 14% 15%
Normal PFT (NO) 27% 26%
Final diagnosis
Asthma 41% 42%
Asthma partly- reversible 5% 1%
COPD non- reversible- 17% 17%
COPD partly- reversible 10% 14%
Other diagnosis 27% 26%