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2020 Sep 06

J Am Med Dir Assoc

Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: Symptomatology, Well-Being, and Attitudes to Life.


Jacobs JM, Marcus E-L, Stessman J
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Sep 06.
PMID: 32907755.


Although prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) is increasingly common, little is known concerning patient symptom burden or attitudes toward PMV. This study aims to describe the mood, well-being, distressing symptoms, and attitudes toward prolonged ventilation among PMV patients treated either at home or long-term acute care (LTAC).