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Managing passengers with stable respiratory disease planning air travel: British Thoracic Society recommendations

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  • Disclaimer Healthcare providers need to use clinical judgement, knowledge and expertise when deciding whether it is appropriate to apply recommendations for the management of patients. The recommendations cited here are a guide and may not be appropriate for use in all situations. The decision to adopt any of the recommendations cited here must be made by the practitioner in light of individual patient circumstances, the wishes of the patient, clinical expertise and resources. The British Thoracic Society disclaims any responsibility for damages arising out of the use or non-use of these recommendations and the literature used in support of these recommendations.

  • Funding Preparation and publication of the document were paid for by the British Thoracic Society with no external funding.

  • Competing interests All members of the Air Travel Working Party have submitted a written record of possible conflicts of interest to the British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Committee. These are available for inspection on request from the Chairman of this Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.