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Flett et al. (doi: 10.1542/peds. 2013-1872) studied a retrospective cohort of more than 230 consecutive patients sent home on oxygen rather than initially admitted. How these patients fared, including their need for readmission or other complications, is well-categorized in this interesting article that may change the way you manage your bronchiolitic patients.
Take a deep breath and read this study to learn more. While you’re at it, turn to a commentary by pediatric emergency medicine specialist Dr. Stephen Teach (doi: 10.1542/peds. 2014-0512) who offers his input on this study.
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