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Home Oxygen Reprocurement update - 6 Dec 10

 

Poll

Do you agree with the new BTS home oxygen guidance that the 1st sampling for LTOT assessment should be a true arterial stab?

1. Yes: the inconvenience for the patient is outweighed by the fact that this will reduce prescribing home oxygen to a group of people who don’t meet the LTOT guidelines
 
37% (3 votes)
2. No: The CBG technique is much more patient friendly and the results obtained by capillary sampling are close enough not to make a material difference in a real life setting.
 
63% (5 votes)
 

Home Oxygen Reprocurement update - 6 Dec 10

Professor Sue Hill (SRO for the national Home Oxygen Programme) wrote to PCT and SHA Chief Executives on 6 Dec 2010 giving an update on the Home Oxygen reprocurement.