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Barriers to Outpatient Respiratory Therapy Among Adult Residents of Emergency Shelters

Daniel A. Dworkis, ScB; Stacy S. Brown, BA; Jessie M. Gaeta, MD; Jeffrey W. Brown, MD, PhD; and Matthew H. Gonzalez, MD
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From Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Dworkis: Other: Unpaid member of the advisory board of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance. Dr. Gaeta: Consultancy: Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(9):679-680. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-9-201211060-00025
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Availability of emergency shelter beds to patients requiring either LTOT or nebulized medications, by number (top) and percentage in large and small shelters (bottom).

Availability of beds is represented by the shaded areas. LTOT = long-term oxygen therapy.

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