Over-oxygenation ‘frequent’ in hospitalised patients with COPD: study

The misconception that oxygen is a benign ‘cure-all’ for COPD patients in acute care settings must be dispelled, warn experts amid new data suggesting low adherence to guideline recommendations. An audit of acute oxygen use in patients with COPD admitted to Monash Health Services between April and June 2018 reveals a number of practice gaps ...

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