Hatch LD, Scott TA, Slaughter JC, Xu M, Smith AH, Stark AR, Patrick SW, Ely EW. Outcomes, Resource Use, and Financial Costs of Unplanned Extubations in Preterm Infants. Pediatrics. 2020 Dec;145(145). PMID: 32376726 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7263047
Unplanned extubations (UEs) in adult and pediatric populations are associated with poor clinical outcomes and increased costs. In-hospital outcomes and costs of UE in the NICU are not reported. Our objective was to determine the association of UE with clinical outcomes and costs in very-low-birth-weight infants.