The availability and use of oxygen saturation monitoring in primary care in order to assess asthma severity.

@article{Cunningham2006TheAA,
  title={The availability and use of oxygen saturation monitoring in primary care in order to assess asthma severity.},
  author={Steve Cunningham and Ann McMurray},
  journal={Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={98-101}
}
INTRODUCTION The BTS/SIGN guideline recommends oxygen saturation (SaO2) monitoring as an objective measure of acute asthma severity, particularly in children, in both primary and secondary care. We assessed the availability and use of SaO2 monitoring for acute asthma assessment in primary care. METHODS Fax and telephone questionnaire of Primary Care services in the Edinburgh region to assess use of SaO2 monitoring in the past 24 months, in association with a 24-month retrospective assessment… CONTINUE READING