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Feng, Y. et al.
Age and duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) are strongly associated with mortality and hospital discharge disposition. Methods: Electronic administrative records from a 425-bed community teaching hospital were obtained for 9,912 patients who were admitted to hospital ICUs between 2003 and 2008. Risk estimates of age and duration of MV for in-hospital mortality and discharge to home vs extended-care facilities (ECFs) also were obtained.
This study suggests that age and duration of MV are strongly associated with mortality
and posthospital disposition.