The End of the 21 Ventilator-Day Standard
What this Means for Patients
Just a one-day delay in discharge to a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) after intubation is associated with an 11.6% reduction in the odds of weaning. After reviewing findings such as these, MCG Health has revised their recommendations to promote ventilated patient transfer to LTACHs as soon as clinically appropriate. Download this cheat sheet to learn how the updated guidelines can improve outcomes and reduce readmissions.