Follow-up is critical after discharge on bridging oxygen
By Mardi Chapman
25 Jan 2018
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 ...