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Evid Based Nurs 9:53 doi:10.1136/ebn.9.2.53
  • Treatment

Management of critically ill patients with a pulmonary artery catheter did not reduce all cause mortality

Management with a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) v without a PAC in critically ill patients*

Outcomes PAC No PAC RRI (95% CI) NNH
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRI, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article.
Hospital all cause mortality 68% 66% 4% (−5 to 14) Not significant
Intensive care unit all cause mortality 60% 57% 5% (−5 to 16) Not significant
All cause mortality at 28 days 62% 60% 3% (−6 to 14) Not significant

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