respiratory
COPD

Follow-up is critical after discharge on bridging oxygen


About half of respiratory patients discharged from hospital on bridging domiciliary oxygen will ultimately go on to require continuous long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT). According to a retrospective study conducted at Alfred Health, the only reliable predictor of which patients will progress to LTOT was resting PaO2 just prior to discharge. The analysis included 91 patients ...

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