Hospital volume and the outcomes of mechanical ventilation.

  title={Hospital volume and the outcomes of mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Jeremy M. Kahn and Christopher H. Goss and Patrick J. Heagerty and Andrew A. Kramer and Chelsea R O'Brien and Gordon David Rubenfeld},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={355 1},
BACKGROUND An increased volume of patients is associated with improved survival in numerous high-risk medical and surgical conditions. The relationship between the number of patients admitted (hospital volume) and outcome among patients with critical illnesses is unknown. METHODS We analyzed data from 20,241 nonsurgical patients receiving mechanical ventilation at 37 acute care hospitals in the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation clinical information system from 2002 through 2003… 

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