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Target oxygen saturation range: 92-96% versus 94-98%


Beasley, R and Chien, J and Douglas, J and Eastlake, L and Farah, C and King, C and Moore, R and Pilcher, J and Richards, M and Smith, S and Walters, H, Target oxygen saturation range: 92-96% versus 94-98%, Respirology, 22, (1) pp. 200-202. ISSN 1323-7799 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Copyright 2016 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology

DOI: doi:10.1111/resp.12879


This scientific letter considers the rationale for the target oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry (SpO2) range of 92-96% for oxygen therapy in adult patients without COPD or other conditions associated with chronic respiratory failure, recommended by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, in contrast to the 94-98% target range recommended by the British Thoracic Society. We conclude from the available evidence that the SpO2 target of 92-96% may be preferable to 94-98%.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:adult, guideline, oxygen, oxygen inhalation therapy, target oxygen saturation range
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Respiratory diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Walters, H (Professor Haydn Walters)
ID Code:112852
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Funding Support:National Health and Medical Research Council (1001062)
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2016-12-01
Last Modified:2017-12-14

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