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Mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Depends

Much depends on the reason for intubation.
If done to maintain airway during surgery the rate is almost zero. If done because of an underlying illness which effects pulmonary ventilatory capacity it will depend on the disease, age of patient, underlying issues.

In brief: Depends

Much depends on the reason for intubation.
If done to maintain airway during surgery the rate is almost zero. If done because of an underlying illness which effects pulmonary ventilatory capacity it will depend on the disease, age of patient, underlying issues.
Dr. Martin Raff
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