Tracheostomy patients on the ward: multiple benefits from a multidisciplinary team?

@inproceedings{Yu2010TracheostomyPO,
  title={Tracheostomy patients on the ward: multiple benefits from a multidisciplinary team?},
  author={Mihae Yu},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2010}
}
Patients requiring tracheostomies tend to have a longer length of stay due to their underlying disease. After a thorough literature search, Garrubba and colleagues found only three studies assessing the impact of multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) on tracheostomy patients on the ward. One consistent observation was the decreased time to decannulation after institution of MDT care when compared with historical controls. Although a large prospective randomized trial is desirable before MDT is… CONTINUE READING

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