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Tracheostomy placement by pulmonary and critical care physicians is increasing over time with similar outcomes.

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We show that there is an increase over time in the placement of tracheostomy by pulmonary and critical care physicians. Previously this was only done by surgeons. Our findings show tracheostomy placed by pulmonary and critical care physicians Is expanding in use With similar outcomes


We hypothesize that the development of percutaneous tracheostomy and the growth of interventional pulmonology and pulmonary critical care training programs which are educating non-surgical colleagues in these procedures May contribute to the increase in the volume of tracheostomy performed by Pulmonary and critical care physicians. Importantly we note similar outcomes.

Shawn P.E. Nishi
university of Texas medical branch

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This page is a summary of: Timing and Outcomes of Tracheostomy Performed by Pulmonary and/or Critical Care Physicians, Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, April 2018, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0885066618770380.
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