SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Barlow Respiratory Hospital (BRH) is a 105-bed long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital network that serves as a regional weaning center, admitting chronically critically ill (CCI) patients transferred from the ICUs of hospitals in southern California. We selected five distinct subpopulations of patients to explore variation in patient outcomes based on differences in patient characteristics. Each subpopulation was determined based on existing variables in the Ventilation Outcomes Database (VOD), a performance improvement database. Herein we report patient characteristics, weaning outcomes, and discharge disposition across the five subpopulations of interest. Five years of aggregate data are reported in addition to that for the subpopulations.