I have a question for you. I hope you answer it honestly.
Now that ICU admissions are incredibly low from you-know-what we can take a look back and dig through the ashes to see what could we have done better.
Recently, data was published from a certain institution where they reported that they had only 40% mortality of patients with you-know-what who ended up on invasive mechanical ventilation.
As always, read these data for yourself and hat tip to the authors. Download the article from my stories.
Now, I am going to be honest. The mortality numbers that I have seen in my practice are far higher than 40%.
You all know how much I read and keep up with the data. Our team and I did the absolute best we could using all the evidence-based practices possible and still did not reach this.
I’ve also spoken to numerous colleagues and institutions where almost everyone who ended up on the vent passed.
Let me know your thoughts on this 60% survival rate.
Did your institution do better, about that, or worse than these data?
Also vote in the poll on my stories.
Nolley EP, Sahetya SK, Hochberg CH, Hossen S, Hager DN, Brower RG, Stuart EA, Checkley W. Outcomes Among Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Severe Pneumonia and Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure From xxx and Other Etiologies. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jan 3;6(1):e2250401. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.50401. PMID: 36626168.
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