Define respiratory compliance (20% of marks). Describe the factors that affect it (80%
This question was generally well answered with good structure.
It is unclear how this college comment is an improvement on the absence of any comment. And if the question was answered so well, why was the pass rate only 54%? Fortunately, in their answer Question 1(p.2) from the second paper of 2008, the examiners listed their expectations of the essential components of an answer.
|Lung compliance||Chest wall compliance|
Increased lung compliance
Increased chest wall compliance
Decreased static lung compliance
Decreased dynamic lung compliance
Decreased chest wall compliance
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