Acute respiratory compromise on hospital wards: association between recent ICU discharge and outcome.

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Summary of "Acute respiratory compromise on hospital wards: association between recent ICU discharge and outcome."

Acute respiratory compromise (ARC), respiratory distress requiring emergent assisted ventilation, has a mortality of 20-40%. The relationship between recent discharge from an intensive care unit (ICU) and outcomes of patients suffering ARC on hospital wards is not well known. We hypothesized that a significant percentage of ARC events would occur in patients recently discharged from an ICU, that these patients would have worse outcomes than those without prior ICU stays, and that weekend ICU discharge would be associated with higher than expected post-ICU ARC frequency.


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Name: Resuscitation
ISSN: 1873-1570


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