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Home Long-Term Oxygen Treatment in Italy: The Additional Value of Telemedicine

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2006 - Autumn


by Allen I. Goldberg, M.D., HS ’70 (Springer) This book describes the evolution in the home management of severe chronic respiratory insufficiency over the last two decades in Italy. Goldberg covers epidemiological aspects, complicating events, current systems for oxygen delivery, changing approaches to the patient-caregiver relationship, the economic burden of home management and the potential of telemedicine.