Home respiratory assistance network

C. F. Donner, J. M. Polu, A. Braghiroli, O. R. D'Orbcastel

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The aim of home respiratory programmes in patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency is to maintain the clinical steady-state achieved in-hospital stay. Medical treatment is quite homogenous in Europe, but the organization of the services varies consistently from country to country, and even in different regions of the same country. The technical organization is often provided by home-care services with the supervision of the prescribing physician. Few countries have a national programme and France is undoubtedly the nation with the most widespread and capillary home-care structure, which is described in detail as a model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-292
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Respiratory Monograph
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Home care
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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