Cost of extracorporeal life support in pediatric patients with acute respiratory failure.

@article{Vats1998CostOE,
  title={Cost of extracorporeal life support in pediatric patients with acute respiratory failure.},
  author={Abhay N. Vats and Robert Pettignano and Steven D. Culler and Julian Wright},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={1587-92}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the impact of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) on mortality in pediatric patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) at our institution; and to calculate the hospital charges associated with the use of ECLS. DESIGN Retrospective review of medical records and hospital charges. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) of a university-affiliated children's hospital. PATIENTS Twenty patients admitted to the pediatric ICU between 1991 and 1995 for AHRF… CONTINUE READING

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