consists of respiratory insufficiency, compromise, distress, arrest, and failure. Respiratory Compromise is a state in which there is a high likelihood of decompensation into respiratory insufficiency, respiratory failure or death, but in which specific interventions (enhanced monitoring and/or therapies) might prevent or mitigate decompensation.
13.79 per 1,000 of hospitalized Medicare patients experience respiratory failure following surgery
According to a recent Healthgrades study
Respiratory compromise increases patient mortality rates over 30% and increases hospital and ICU stays by almost 50%
$7.8 billion was spent on respiratory compromise in US hospitals in 2007, and costs are going up
According to the DHHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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