Cost and outcome of mechanical ventilation for life-threatening stroke Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Stroke

abstract

  • Two thirds of mechanically ventilated stroke patients die during their hospitalization, and most survivors are severely disabled. Survival is particularly unlikely if patients are deeply comatose or clinically deteriorate after intubation. In our multiethnic urban population, mechanical ventilation for stroke was relatively cost-effective for extending life but not for preserving quality of life.

publication date

  • January 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/01.STR.31.10.2346

PubMed ID

  • 11022062

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2346

end page

  • 53

volume

  • 31

number

  • 10