Efficacy of daily routine chest radiographs in intubated, mechanically ventilated patients.

@article{Hall1991EfficacyOD,
  title={Efficacy of daily routine chest radiographs in intubated, mechanically ventilated patients.},
  author={Jonathan B Hall and Steven R White and Theodore M. Karrison},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={689-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of daily routine chest radiographs in intubated, mechanically ventilated patients. DESIGN With approval of our Institutional Review Board, data were collected prospectively to compare bedside clinical assessment of the patient with the routine chest radiograph in determining the occurrence of new findings. Before review of the daily chest film, patients underwent careful evaluation of clinical and physiologic variables by critical care physicians, who then… CONTINUE READING

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