Characteristics and outcomes of patients who self-extubate from ventilatory support: a case-control study.

@article{Atkins1997CharacteristicsAO,
  title={Characteristics and outcomes of patients who self-extubate from ventilatory support: a case-control study.},
  author={Philip Atkins and Lorraine C. Mion and Wallace Mendelson and Richard M Palmer and Jacquelyn Slomka and T. G. Franko},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1997},
  volume={112 5},
  pages={1317-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with the occurrence of deliberate self-extubation and to describe associated patient outcomes. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING ICUs of a national referral, tertiary medical center. PARTICIPANTS Fifty adult, intubated patients who had self-extubated from mechanical ventilatory support. Two control subjects who had not self-extubated were matched to each case based on age, gender, primary discharge diagnosis, and time hospitalized (within same… CONTINUE READING

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