Smok­ers miss­ing treat­ment

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A NEW study has raised con­cern that some smok­ers are slip­ping through the net when it comes to be­ing di­ag­nosed with a com­mon form of lung dis­ease.

Chronic ob­struc­tive pul­monary dis­ease, which in­cludes chronic bron­chi­tis, em­phy­sema and chronic asthma, is the fifth lead­ing cause of death in Aus­tralia.

Pub­lished to­day in the Med­i­cal Jour­nal of Aus­tralia, the Monash Univer­sity-led study said COPD was both mis­di­ag­nosed and missed across 41 GP clin­ics.

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