BTS statement on criteria for specialist referral, admission, discharge and follow-up for adults with respiratory disease

March 2008
Thorax;Mar2008 Supplement 1, Vol. 63, pI1
Academic Journal
The article presents the statement of the British Thoracic Society on criteria for respiratory care. It provides guidance on respiratory specialist clinic referral, follow-up and discharge as well as guidance on emergency admission and discharge to hospital. The guidance concerns the following respiratory diseases: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, obstructive sleep apnea and other rare conditions like lung fibrosis and tuberculosis.


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