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The total number of patient days spent on a mechanical ventilator (excluding
time in the OR).
- Recorded in full day increments with any partial day listed as a full day.
- Field allows for multiple “start” and “stop” dates and calculates total days spent on a mechanical ventilator. If a patient begins and ends mechanical ventilation on the same date, the total ventilator days is one day.
- Excludes mechanical ventilation time associated with OR procedures.
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