Crit Care Med 2021 Sep 16. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
Division of Health Services Research, EviMed Research Group, LLC, Goshen, MA. OptiStatim, LLC, Longmeadow, MA. Merck, Kenilworth, NJ. Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.
Objectives: Multiple randomized controlled trials exploring the outcomes of patients with ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia and hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia have noted that hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia patients who require subsequent ventilated hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia suffered higher mortality than either those who did not (nonventilated hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia) or had ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia. We examined the epidemiology and outcomes of all three conditions in a large U.S. Read More