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Fig. 1

From: Mechanical ventilation patterns and trends over 20 years in an Israeli hospital system: policy ramifications

Fig. 1

a University hospital: Over 20 years the average number of ventilated patients/day doubled mainly due to more patients ventilated on internal medicine wards (cross-hatch). There were much smaller increases in the general (speckled), medical (gray) and pediatric (black) ICUs, with no increases in the cardiothoracic surgical ICU (white). There were increases in other areas (vertical hatching) due mainly to increases in the emergency department and neurology wards. b Community hospital: Over 20 years the average number of ventilated patients/day increased over the initial 10 years and then remained essentially static. The increase was occasioned by more patients ventilated on internal medical wards (cross-hatch) and some increases in the medical/cardiac ICU (white) and neonatal ICU (vertical hatching). There were no changes in the surgical ICU (black). The decrease in the neonatal ICU during the last three years was due to a neonatal ICU opening at the university hospital

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