Invasive ventilation used less among Asian, Black, Hispanic patients

Among ICU patients, invasive ventilation was used less in Asian, Black and Hispanic patients vs. white patients, according to results published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
“Adoption of strategies to mitigate implicit bias and physiologic thresholds to guide decision-making may help reduce differences in rates of invasive ventilation by patient race and ethnicity,” Fred M. Abdelmalek, of the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto, and colleagues wrote.
In a multicenter cohort study, Abdelmalek and colleagues analyzed 38,258 ICU patients (median age, 68

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