Skip to main content

Table 3 Propensity-weighted outcomes for timing of tracheostomy

From: Early versus late tracheostomy after decompressive craniectomy for stroke

  Early Late p value
Mortality 33.3% 6.1% 0.006
VAP 40.0% 36.4% 0.614
Duration of ventilation, mean days (SD) 7.3 (7.2) 15.2 (6.6) < 0.001
ICU stay, mean days (SD) 20.1 (10.6) 31.5 (28.1) 0.073
Hospital stay, mean days (SD) 28.5 (12.5) 44.4 (33.7) 0.014
Discharge location
 Home/rehabilitation 40.0% 29.0% 0.192
 Skilled nursing facility/LTAC 60.0% 71.0%