Impact of new home oxygen service on respiratory units

Quint, J. K.; Word, L.; Monaghan, M.; Ansori, S. O.; Lingam, K. G.; Davison, A. G.
September 2006
Thorax;Sep2006, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p830
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study regarding the impact of new home oxygen therapy on respiratory units in Great Britain. Based on the study of 191 patients who were referred for long term oxygen therapy, it was found that it will take 7.5 hours to assess and 4.5 hours to evaluate each patient for ambulatory oxygen. According to the British Thoracic Society Working Group on Home Oxygen Services, there will be a waiting list for assessment of ambulatory oxygen if there are no added resources.


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