Inappropriate oxygen still a problem for hospitalised COPD patients

A Queensland study suggests that oxygen therapy is still being overused in patients admitted to hospital with COPD and hypercapnia. The study identified 157 eligible admissions to the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane during 12 months from June 2016-2017. Mean PaCO2 was 61 mmHg. Oxygen prescriptions were documented for most patients (84%). But concerningly, over-oxygenation ...

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