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Home Oxygen After a Hospital Stay (CHEST/ATS)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Thoracic Society, CHEST
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 05/09/2022
If you start oxygen therapy at home, you should ask your doctor if and when you can stop. And get a follow-up test, as your doctor advises. Here’s why: Many people who use long-term home oxygen don’t need it.