Doctors are prescribing palliative oxygen therapy less often for COPD patients than they did in the past but there’s still a widespread belief that it can relieve breathlessness in some patients. A 2015 survey of 440 respiratory medicine and palliative medicine specialists in Australia, New Zealand and the UK found most palliative medicine doctors (73%) ...
Views on palliative oxygen have changed but remain inconsistent between specialties
By Mardi Chapman
14 Mar 2019