Oxygen FAQ

Up to date, expert answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about oxygen supply systems, respiratory care and pulse oximetry written by OCC & collaborators.

How does Test to Treat improve care and outcomes for patients?

▪ Test to Treat is an effective strategy to prevent hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19.

▪ Vulnerable patients, including patients of older age (especially >=65 years) and patients with comorbidities such as chronic disease, obesity, immunosuppression and other risk factors may be eligible for these effective treatment options. When used by appropriate patients, these medications have been shown to reduce the rates of hospitalization and death.

▪ Streamlined access to rapid testing means the treatment can be started quickly, which is necessary for it to be effective (oral antivirals must be started within 5 days of onset of symptoms!).

-By EPiC FHI360

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