Can experts agree on the interpretation of serial measurements of peak flow in the diagnosis of occupational asthma?

** 3 There is high level of agreement between expert interpretations of serial peak flow records.


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Health practitioners who suspect a worker of having occupational asthma should arrange for workers to perform serial peak flow measurements at least four times a day.

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