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Survey: Oxygen scripts, equipment often don't meet needs

October 20, 2017Kelly Bothum

YARMOUTH, Maine - People who require home oxygen therapy face barriers that can reduce their quality of life, according to the results of a first-ever survey to gauge the challenges of oxygen use from a patient perspective.The American Thoracic Society Nurse Assembly Working Group organized a 60-question survey of patients with lung disease and found they struggled with insurance coverage, inappropriate equipment, inadequate supply and heavy tanks, said Kathleen Lindell, RN, PhD, and lead author...

Obstacles, Oxygen Therapy, Patient perspective, Survey

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