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Classes of Respiratory Impairment

Purpose:

To use pulmonary function tests to assess the impairment caused by pulmonary disease.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J00-J99

Description:

The impairment to a person caused by a respiratory disorder can be assessed from pulmonary function tests. Both the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) have developed schemes for rating impairment to the whole person.

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