In order to diagnose lung diseases doctors employ a variety of tests designed to measure lung health and function. By analyzing the test results, both individually and in conjunction with one another, doctors make preliminary diagnoses. In many instances decision trees and flow charts are used to help organize the various pieces of data and direct thinking.
Decision trees help to focus the available information and narrow the scope of possible disease states to make the most viable diagnosis.
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