Early discharge for patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND We have previously reported the use of a hospital based respiratory nurse service (Acute Respiratory Assessment Service, ARAS) to support home treatment of patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A controlled trial was undertaken to compare early discharge with home treatment supported by respiratory nurses… (More)

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@article{Cotton2000EarlyDF, title={Early discharge for patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial.}, author={Mark M Cotton and Christine E Bucknall and K D Dagg and M. Kimo Johnson and Graham Macgregor and C. Stewart and R. D. Stevenson}, journal={Thorax}, year={2000}, volume={55 11}, pages={902-6} }