Approaches to palliative oxygen therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a multi-national survey of specialists

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Journal Article
Internal Medicine Journal, 2019, 49 (2), pp. 252 - 256
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© 2019 Royal Australasian College of Physicians As palliative oxygen therapy (POT) is beneficial only to a minority of patients with chronic breathlessness, it is no longer routinely recommended. This multi-national, online survey of respiratory and palliative medicine specialists, with 440 participants, identified that prescription of POT has decreased over the past decade; however a sizeable proportion of doctors, particularly within palliative care, still support and recommend POT. Further education and research regarding the optimal management of chronic breathlessness are required.
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