LTCHs & Ventilator Freedom

Erica Wildberger

March 29th, 2021

New study in BMC Pulmonary Medicine shows LTCHs help free patients from dependence on ventilators...

Lane Koenig, PhD, John Votto, DO and their colleagues published a new study in BMC Pulmonary Medicinefinding that earlier transfer of mechanically ventilated patients to LTCHs increased the likelihood of being liberated from the ventilator. The study demonstrates the crucial role served by these specialty hospitals in caring for the most severely ill and medically complex patients.