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Table 2 Oxygen delivery and prescribed target range at enrolment

From: Determination of oxygen saturation compared to a prescribed target range using continuous pulse oximetry in acutely unwell medical patients

Characteristic  
Target SpO2 range N/80 (%)
92–96% 41 (51.3)
Reduced hypercapnica 34 (42.5)
Non-standard 5 (6.3)
Method of oxygen delivery at enrolment N/80 (%)
Simple nasal prongs 64 (80)
Nasal high-flow 16 (20)
Delivered oxygen at enrolment Mean (SD)
Simple nasal prongs (L/min) 1.6 (0.8)
Nasal high-flow (%) 32.3 (6.3)
Nasal high-flow (L/min) 36.5 (3.7)
  1. aThis group comprised the 28 participants with a target range of 88–92% and six patients with a non-standard target range which was lower than 88–92%. These ranges were 85–90%, 86–92%, 85–92%, 80–92% and two participants with 80–85%