Relationship between tracheostomy timing and duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients.

@article{Freeman2005RelationshipBT,
  title={Relationship between tracheostomy timing and duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients.},
  author={Bradley D. Freeman and Ingrid B. Borecki and Craig M. Coopersmith and Timothy G. Buchman},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={2513-20}
}
OBJECTIVE Tracheostomy practice in the setting of critical illness is controversial because evidence demonstrating unequivocal benefit is lacking. We undertook this study to determine the relationship between tracheostomy timing and duration of mechanical ventilation, intensive care unit length of stay, and hospital length of stay and to evaluate the relative influence of clinical and nonclinical factors on tracheostomy practice. DESIGN Analysis of Project Impact, a multi-institutional… CONTINUE READING

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