A 26-year-old female asked:
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hi how long does it take for some over 85 that's been admitted for pneumonia in intensive care on a ventilator to be released from hospital. thanks?

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Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: That depends on a lot of factors, generally speaking being in the ICU and on a ventilator is serious. You would be best served looking for this answer directly from the physician taking care of your family member, we would just be making guesses and predictions here, which might increase your anxiety.
Answered on Nov 26, 2016
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