The association between body mass index, processes of care, and outcomes from mechanical ventilation: A prospective cohort study

Critical Care Medicine, 05/04/2012

Processes of provided care may affect the observed association between excess weight and outcomes for critically ill adults and should be considered when making inferences about observed results. It is unknown if disparities in processes of care are due to clinically justified reasons for variation, bias against heavier patients, or other reasons.

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