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All-cause mortality after tracheostomy at a tertiary care hospital over a 10-month period.

Authors
  • Kejner, Alexandra E
  • Castellanos, Paul F
  • Rosenthal, Eben L
  • Hawn, Mary T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Otolaryngology
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
146
Issue
6
Pages
918–922
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0194599812437316
PMID: 22344290
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High rates of mortality after tracheostomy can possibly affect hospital quality ratings for surgical services. There were no deaths directly related to surgery. Despite this, the mortality rate in this population was quite high. This illustrates the significant disease burden in these patients and the need to stratify postoperative mortality as well as to consider comorbidity and age when evaluating patients for tracheostomy.

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