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National health care policy enacted at the Federal level provides a challenge and an opportunity to respiratory therapy. The challenge is being heard when other health care concerns are also pressuring Congress and the administration. The opportunity is to benefit millions of respiratory patients across the country by positively influencing public policy.

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Home Oxygen Study
  • “Implementation of an Oxygen Therapy Clinic to Manage Users of Long-Term Oxygen Therapy.” This study, conducted at a military-affiliated tertiary care hospital, evaluated 283 long term oxygen therapy patients and those with new oxygen prescriptions. The study concluded that using a respiratory therapist-managed oxygen therapy clinic (OTC) to manage home oxygen patients can significantly decrease inappropriate supplemental oxygen use which can result in significant cost savings while providing improved health care delivery