Association between arterial catheter use and hospital mortality in intensive care units.

Abstract

IMPORTANCE Arterial catheters are used frequently in intensive care units (ICUs). Clinical effectiveness and adverse events associated with the use of the catheters have not been formally evaluated in clinical studies. OBJECTIVE To determine whether an association exists between arterial catheter use and hospital mortality in ICU patients. DESIGN… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3297

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