Improved oxygen systems for childhood pneumonia: a multihospital effectiveness study in Papua New Guinea

@article{Duke2008ImprovedOS,
  title={Improved oxygen systems for childhood pneumonia: a multihospital effectiveness study in Papua New Guinea},
  author={T. Duke and Francis Wandi and M. Jonathan and Sens Matai and D. Peel},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2008},
  volume={372},
  pages={1328-1333}
}
  • T. Duke, Francis Wandi, +2 authors D. Peel
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND In rural hospitals of developing countries, oxygen supplies are poor and detection of hypoxaemia is difficult. Oxygen concentrators and pulse oximeters might help to manage the disease; however, use of such technology in developing countries needs comprehensive assessment. We studied the effect of an improved oxygen system on death rate in children with pneumonia in Papua New Guinea. METHODS We installed an improved oxygen system in five hospitals in Papua New Guinea, and assessed… CONTINUE READING
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