Domiciliary oxygen therapy services: clinical guidelines and advice for prescribers. Summary of a report of the Royal College of Physicians

J R Coll Physicians Lond. 1999 Sep-Oct;33(5):445-7.


The criteria for the use of long-term oxygen therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are well established, but there is variability in prescribing habits, poor adherence to guidelines, and lack of organised follow-up and monitoring arrangements. This report gives new guidance on the use of domiciliary oxygen in adult patients with chronic respiratory disease and indications for its use in paediatrics, cardiology and palliative medicine. New methods of prescribing are also recommended.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Home Care Services / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lung Diseases, Obstructive / therapy*
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / methods*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • United Kingdom