Summary for Clinicians: Clinical Practice Guideline on Home Oxygen Therapy for Adults with Chronic Lung Disease
Home oxygen therapy is prescribed to over 1.5 million Americans at an annual cost of more than $2.9 billion, with cost increasing by 12–13% per year. An evidence-based clinical practice guideline on home oxygen therapy for adults with chronic lung disease was published in 2020 by a multidisciplinary panel of experts and a patient representative. A comprehensive systematic review of the literature with resulting data synthesis was performed to address the key questions for clinical recommendations. This summary provides key takeaway points for practicing clinicians.
Pulmonologists, critical care specialists, translational researchers, and clinicians
At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:
- Differentiate between different types of home oxygen therapy
- Evaluate and identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial lung disease who require ambulatory and long-term oxygen therapy
- Provide essential education on home oxygen therapy for patients and their carers
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Article Authorship Disclosures (as submitted to the ATS prior to article publication date)
Susan S. Jacobs, R.N., M.S. (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships.
David J. Lederer, M.D., M.S. (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Tarrytown, NY, USA) reported being a full-time employee of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and holding Regeneron stock and stock options.
Jerry A. Krishnan, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA) reported receiving grants from ResMed/Inogen.
Anne E. Holland, P.T., Ph.D. (Alfred Health and Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) reported receiving equipment loans for clinical trials from Air Liquide, and logistics support for clinical trial from BOC Healthcare.
Joseph K. Ruminjo, M.D. (American Thoracic Society, New York, NY, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships.
Carey C. Thomson, M.D., M.P.H. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA) reported no relevant financial relationships.
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