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National Variation in the Use of Tracheostomy in Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery

National Variation in the Use of Tracheostomy in Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery

Variation in the usage of tracheostomy in infants and children undergoing congenital heart surgery exists across the country. High-tracheostomy centers had lower hospital charges. Late tracheostomy placement, higher congenital heart disease surgical risk, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use are independent predictors of in-hospital mortality in this population.

CriticalCare.news
October 16, 2017

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