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Clinical Summary

COVID-19: some patients can now leave emergency department on oxygen

Jenny Blair, MD   |   18 November 2022

Takeaway

  • Where adequate support and follow-up are available, select COVID-19 patients with a modest new oxygen requirement may be safely discharged from the emergency department (ED).

Why this matters

  • Normally, ED patients who newly require oxygen are admitted to the hospital.
  • Inpatient capacity is under severe strain in many hospitals...

          

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