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TOTAL VENTILATOR DAYS
05-Apr-2007
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Outcome Information

 

 

Definition

The total number of patient days spent on a mechanical ventilator (excluding

time in the OR).

 

Additional Information

  • 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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