Pulmonary Disease

Admission Criteria for End Stage Pulmonary Disease

Must be present:
  • Severe chronic lung disease as documented by both:
    • Disabling dyspnea at rest, poor response or unresponsive to bronchodilators, resulting in decreased functional capacity, fatigue, cough (bed to chair existence). Documentation of FEV1 after bronchodilator < 30% of predicated is objective evidence for disabling dyspnea. AND
    • Upper urinary tract infections (pyelonephritis)
    • Sepsis
    • Recurrent fever after antibiotic therapy
    • Karnofsky score of 40 or less