Risk management of the home ventilator dependent patient

Simonds, A. K.
May 2006
Thorax;May2006, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p369
Academic Journal
The article discusses the issues concerning the risk management of home ventilator dependent patients. It is cited that one of the difficulties in assessing the extent of ventilator related complications in the home is that in most countries there is no centralized database. Another problem identified is the lack of education of patients, families, and carers on how to confidently and safely use a ventilator.


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