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With this program, results of arterial blood gas analysis, along with selected clinical and laboratory information, can be entered in the computer and a printed interpretation produced immediately. The program provides a summary of the three most recent studies in tabular fashion and stores information on about 150 patients (per disk). Because not every medical institution can afford to have a pulmonary specialist available to interpret blood gas results 24 hours a day, accurate computer interpretations could be clinically useful as an "early warning device" to practitioners unaccustomed to interpreting blood gas results on a daily basis. My prejudice is
Blood Gas Program. Ann Intern Med. ;103:483. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-3-483_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(3):483.
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