PELICAN enrolled over 500 participants with a diagnosis of COPD and a prescription for home oxygen.
- Over half of participants were more than 60 years old. Over 80% had used supplemental oxygen for at least 12 months.
- Nearly all patients used a stationary oxygen concentrator plus at least one other piece of oxygen equipment to use outside the home. Oxygen tanks and portable oxygen concentrators were the two most common pieces of oxygen equipment.
- About half of the participants had been hospitalized in the past 12 months.
Coming soon: findings
The PELICAN team is hard at work analyzing information collected during the study.
Results are expected to be available in the first half of 2017.