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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Pulmonary Rehabilitation |

Planning for Tracheostomy? Time to Revisit Goals of Care

Catherine Allen, MD; Adel Bassily-Marcus, MD; Taylor Moran-Gates, MD; Talia Helman; Anthony Manasia, MD; John Oropello, MD; Roopa Kohli-Seth, MD
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Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1118A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1227
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Studies evaluating the outcome of patients receiving tracheostomy are scarce and conflicting. Some reported patients who receive tracheostomy had improved survival, while others showed that tracheostomy has no positive impact on overall survival. These discrepancies explain the lack of consensus on outcomes that can guide families to make a fully informed decision

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