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Table 1 Eligibility criteria for acceptance into the COPD discharge service

From: Comparison of patient perceptions of Telehealth-supported and specialist nursing interventions for early stage COPD: a qualitative study

SpO2 levels >90 % on air or pO2 > 7 kPa/pH 7.35–7.45
Respiratory rate <25
Temperature <37.8 °C
Systolic blood pressure 90–180 mm/Hg
Pulse 50–100 BPM
Status Orientated and alert/able to give consent
Environment Safe discharge environment
COPD stage Fewer than three hospital admissions (including the current admission) during the prior twelve months from the date of discharge with COPD as the documented reason for hospital admission