Pulse oximetry in family practice: indications and clinical observations in patients with COPD.

@article{Schermer2009PulseOI,
  title={Pulse oximetry in family practice: indications and clinical observations in patients with COPD.},
  author={Tjard R. J. Schermer and Jeroen Leenders and Hans in 't Veen and Wil J.H.M. van den Bosch and Aad Wissink and Ivo J M Smeele and Niels H. Chavannes},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={524-31}
}
PURPOSE To establish situations in which family physicians (FPs) consider pulse oximetry a valuable addition to their clinical patient assessment; to explore pulse oximetry results (SpO(2)) when used by FPs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); to explore associations between SpO(2) and other markers of COPD severity. METHODS We performed three separate studies: (i) interviews plus a Delphi consensus procedure with FPs experienced in using pulse oximetry to elucidate… CONTINUE READING

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