Non-invasive home mechanical ventilation: effectiveness and efficiency of an outpatient initiation protocol compared with the standard in-hospital model.

@article{Lujn2007NoninvasiveHM,
  title={Non-invasive home mechanical ventilation: effectiveness and efficiency of an outpatient initiation protocol compared with the standard in-hospital model.},
  author={Manel Luj{\'a}n and Amalia Moreno and Carmen Veigas and Concepci{\'o}n Mont{\'o}n and Xavier Pomares and Christian Domingo},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={1177-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness and efficiency of an initiation protocol for non-invasive home mechanical ventilation (NIHMV) carried out at a pulmonary outpatient clinic with the standard in-hospital model. METHODS Prospective, observational study. POPULATION 16 patients divided into two groups: (A) outpatient protocol (n=9); and (B) standard in-hospital initiation with an elective admission (n=7). INSTRUMENTATION at baseline condition and treatment starting, arterial blood gases… CONTINUE READING

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