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BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

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The audit tool, against which clinical activity should be measured, is revised as follows. All patients with suspected OA should, as a minimum, have the following clearly documented in their health records. By first visit o Presence or absence of asthma prior to potentially harmful asthmagen exposure at work o Presence or absence of work-related eye or nasal symptoms o Presence or absence of work-related respiratory symptoms and their duration o A full list of occupations held, their durations, and likely associated occupational exposures o Current ongoing asthmagen exposure o Whether other workers at the same workplace are affected o FEV1, FVC, and the degree of airflow limitation, compared to predicted values By second visit o If at work and appropriate; serial PEF measurements taken for at least 3 continuous weeks including rest days, with at least 4 good quality readings per day, analysed to assess work relatedness. o If performed, the results of non specific bronchial responsiveness o If exposed to allergen with appropriate specific IgE measure or skin prick test, the result of this test.

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