Appendix 4 - Risk assessment tools for use by home oxygen supplier and home oxygen assessment team
The 2015 BTS Emergency Oxygen Audit was the seventh such audit since 2008 and also the largest, with data available for 55,208 UK hospital patients of whom 7741 (14%) were using oxygen. Although practice has improved over this period, there remains a threat to patient safety due to poor prescribing practice and the pace of change needs to increase. Without a valid prescription which includes a target range, there is a danger that patients may be given too little oxygen or too much oxygen, and thus be placed at risk of increased mortality.
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