Daily cost of an intensive care unit day: the contribution of mechanical ventilation.

@article{Dasta2005DailyCO,
  title={Daily cost of an intensive care unit day: the contribution of mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Joseph F. Dasta and Trent P McLaughlin and Samir H. Mody and Catherine Tak Piech},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={1266-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To quantify the mean daily cost of intensive care, identify key factors associated with increased cost, and determine the incremental cost of mechanical ventilation during a day in the intensive care unit. DESIGN Retrospective cohort analysis using data from NDCHealth's Hospital Patient Level Database. SETTING A total of 253 geographically diverse U.S. hospitals. PATIENTS The study included 51,009 patients >/=18 yrs of age admitted to an intensive care unit between October 1… CONTINUE READING
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