alexa Home oxygen therapy in Medicare beneficiaries, 1991 and 1992.
Medicine

Medicine

Internal Medicine: Open Access

Author(s): Silverman BG, Gross TP, Babish JD

Abstract Share this page

Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVE: Obtain descriptive data on the use of home oxygen by Medicare beneficiaries and study the impact of certain demographic factors and diagnoses on oxygen use. METHODS: A home oxygen user was defined as any Medicare beneficiary with at least one claim for home oxygen in the Health Care Financing Administration National Claims History 5\% Physician Supplier Files for 1991 and 1992. Railroad board beneficiaries, health maintenance organization members, and those without continuous part B coverage were excluded. RESULTS: In 1991, there were 21,489 beneficiaries in the sample who received oxygen therapy. In 1992, there were 8,418 new users. Twenty-six percent of new users died in 1992. Factors significantly associated with death included age 76 years or older (relative risk [RR], 1.3), pneumonia (RR, 1.3), lung cancer (RR, 3.8), male gender (RR, 1.2), heart failure (RR, 1.3), and diagnoses suggestive of COPD (RR, 0.45). Seven percent of new users discontinued therapy within 1 month, 28\% within 6 months. Liquid oxygen was used by 19\% of current and 14\% of new users. Factors significantly associated with liquid oxygen use included portable oxygen claims (odds ratio [OR], 2.4), nonmetropolitan residence (OR, 0.73), and white race (OR, 1.2). CONCLUSIONS: Descriptive information on patterns of home oxygen use, including associated medical conditions, types and duration of therapy, and survival is useful for regulatory purposes. This information supports concerns that current payment policy may discourage suppliers from providing liquid oxygen in underserved areas.
This article was published in Chest and referenced in Internal Medicine: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 22nd World Cardiology Conference
    December 11-12, 2017 Rome, Italy

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords