Author(s): Shankar P, Muthiah MM
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Abstract An audit was undertaken to assess the compliance to British Thoracic Society guidelines (1997) in the prescription of long-term oxygen treatment (LTOT) in Bassetlaw District General Hospital. A total of 34 patients were prescribed LTOT in our hospital between March 1993 and October 1998. The average age of patients was 71 years, 31 patients had COPD and three had chronic asthma. Only ten patients were clinically stable at the time of assessment. None of the measurements were repeated after a period of three weeks before prescribing LTOT. Adherence to guidelines in the prescription of LTOT was poor in our audit.
This article was published in Clin Perform Qual Health Care
and referenced in Internal Medicine: Open Access