Room to Breathe: The Impact of Oxygen Rationing on Health Outcomes in SARS-CoV2

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Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Jan 6;7:573037. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.573037. eCollection 2020.


As the primary surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) wanes in many countries, it is important to reconsider best practice. More cases, probably the majority of cases, are yet to come. Hopefully, during this next phase, we will have more time, more resources, and more experience from which to affect better outcomes. Here, we examine the compromised oxygen strategy that many nations followed. We explore the evidence related to such strategies and discuss the potential mortality impact of delaying oxygen treatment in COVID-19 pneumonia.

PMID:33490094 | PMC:PMC7815584 | DOI:10.3389/fmed.2020.573037

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