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Shortage of respiratory professionals is jeopardising patient care

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 11 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1189
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. The BMJ

A lack of skilled staff to care for a growing number of patients requiring specialist respiratory care is compromising patient outcomes and taking its toll on existing staff, the British Thoracic Society (BTS) has said.1

In a report the society said that many respiratory patients are not being seen by specialists but are being cared for outside of respiratory departments because of staff …

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