Mechanical ventilator

Trajectories and prognosis of patients who have prolonged mechanical ventilation after high-risk surgery

Trajectories and prognosis of patients who have prolonged mechanical ventilation after high-risk surgery

This retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries by Dr. Michael Nabozny et al. examined patterns of mortality and hospitalization for patients 66 and older who have major surgery with and without prolonged mechanical ventilation. The authors found those who received prolonged mechanical ventilation had higher 1-year mortality than those who did not. Patients who did not receive mechanical ventilation were more likely to be discharged home. 

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