Home oxygen therapy. A comparison of 2- vs 6-month patient reevaluation.

  title={Home oxygen therapy. A comparison of 2- vs 6-month patient reevaluation.},
  author={J J Cottrell and Diana Openbrier and Judith R. Lave and Christer Paul and Jeffrey L Garland},
  volume={107 2},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To contrast the effectiveness of 2- vs 6-month reevaluation intervals on both clinical outcome and cost in patients requiring continuous home oxygen therapy (HOT). DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical trial. SETTING The outpatient program of a university-affiliated Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Pulmonary Service. PATIENTS Fifty patients were chosen from among a cohort of 200 patients currently enrolled in our HOT program. All met specific arterial blood gas… CONTINUE READING


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