Rationing of medical services will be necessary if we do not develop a more rational and efficient health care system.
Respiratory care services are receiving emphasis as we try to curtail spiraling health care costs.
In analysis of our respiratory care services, we found that small volume nebulizer (SVN) therapy was still a major portion of our workload.
We instituted a protocol to convert to metered dose inhaler (MDI) therapy.
All hospitalized patients, excluding those admitted to the spinal cord unit and intensive care units, with a physician's order for aerosol delivery by SVN, were evaluated by respiratory care practitioners for conversion to MDI therapy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Economie santé, Technique, Traitement, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Chimiothérapie, Aérosol, Inhalation, Posologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Health economy, Technique, Treatment, Human, Lung function, Chemotherapy, Aerosols, Inhalation, Posology
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Cote : 93-0372097
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.