Table 3

History of respiratory consultation and tests before chest specialist consultation prior to IPF diagnosis*

Respiratory consultation†
 Within 90 days238 (51.5)
 Within 365 days360 (77.9)
Respiratory tests conducted‡
 Within 90 days176 (38.1)
 Within 365 days283 (61.3)
  • *Frequency expressed as n (%).

  • †Codes for chest/respiratory infection, chest symptoms, clubbed fingers, cough, crackles, dyspnoea, or sputum or wheeze.

  • ‡Codes for chest X-ray, chest CT scan, lung function test and chest examination.

  • IPF, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.