Discharge Criteria of the American College of Chest Physicians Indicating Clinical Stability for Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation at Home or an Alternate Community Site


A patient may be discharged for long-term mechanical ventilation at home or an alternate community setting if clinically stable. The American College of Chest Physicians have developed criteria for identifying patients for whom such care is practicable.

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