We found that all but two institutions in our consortium were poor performing outliers for ventilator dependence, defined as on the ventilator greater than 48 hours. Ventilator dependence is a rare occurrence, so our goal was to identify those patients at highest risk and develop best practices to share for the region.
Recommended CitationJohnson, MD, MPH, Adam P.; Thompson, PhD, Vanessa; Altmark, RN, BSN, Randi E.; Cowan, MD, Scott W.; Pitt, MD, Henry A.; and Ahuja, MD, Vanita, "A Consortium Level Approach to Reducing Ventilator Dependence" (2015). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 127.