Early vs. late tracheostomy in intensive care settings: Impact on ICU and hospital costs

Early vs. late tracheostomy in intensive care settings: Impact on ICU and hospital costs IntroductionUp to 12% of the 800,000 patients who undergo mechanical ventilation in the United States every year require tracheostomies. A recent systematic review showed that early tracheostomy was associated with better outcomes: more ventilator-free days, shorter ICU stays, less sedation and reduced long-term mortality. However, the financial impact of early tracheostomies remain unknown. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Critical Care Elsevier

Early vs. late tracheostomy in intensive care settings: Impact on ICU and hospital costs

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
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0883-9441
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10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.11.037
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Abstract

IntroductionUp to 12% of the 800,000 patients who undergo mechanical ventilation in the United States every year require tracheostomies. A recent systematic review showed that early tracheostomy was associated with better outcomes: more ventilator-free days, shorter ICU stays, less sedation and reduced long-term mortality. However, the financial impact of early tracheostomies remain unknown.

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Journal of Critical CareElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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