The attributable morbidity and mortality of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the critically ill patient. The Canadian Critical Trials Group.

@article{Heyland1999TheAM,
  title={The attributable morbidity and mortality of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the critically ill patient. The Canadian Critical Trials Group.},
  author={Daren Keith Heyland and Deborah J Cook and Lee S Griffith and Sean P. Keenan and Christian Brun-Buisson},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 4 Pt 1},
  pages={1249-56}
}
To evaluate the attributable morbidity and mortality of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, we conducted a prospective, matched cohort study. Patients expected to be ventilated for > 48 h were prospectively followed for the development of VAP. To determine the excess ICU stay and mortality attributable to VAP, we matched patients with VAP to patients who did not develop clinically suspected pneumonia. We also conducted sensitivity analyses to examine the… CONTINUE READING
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