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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria and randomisation criteria

From: Evaluation of health care providers’ role transition and satisfaction in hospital-at-home for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations: a survey study

Inclusion criteria (checked on day 1) Exclusion criteria (checked on day 1)
Age ≥ 40 years Major uncontrolled co morbidity
Competent to give informed consent Mental disability
Diagnosed with COPD at least GOLD stage I and 10pack years of smoking Living outside care region of the home care organisation
Hospitalisation for COPD exacerbation Inability to understand the program
  Indication for admission to intensive care unit or for non invasive ventilation
  Active alcohol and/or drug abuse
  Insufficient availability of informal care at home
Randomisation criteria (checked on day 3)  
Completed Informed Consent on day three of admission  
Acceptable general health:  
-   Decrease physical complaints  
-   Non dependency of therapies that cannot be given at home  
-   Being able to visit toilet independently  
    Normal or moderately increased blood sugar levels, defined as ≤15 mmol/L or ≥ 15 mmol/L but patient is capable to regulate blood sugar levels independently  
    Respiratory complaints of dyspnoea, wheezing and rhonchi must have decreased in comparison with day of admission.