Clinical Epidemiology of Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Incidence, Diagnosis, and Outcomes

Jaime F. Avecillas, Amado X. Freire, Alejandro C. Arroliga

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Abstract

A good understanding of the epidemiology of ARDS is important for the allocation of health care resources and research funds and also for the evaluation of new therapeutic interventions and health care delivery. Unfortunately, the only way such data can be obtained is through large prospective population-based studies that could be impractical and difficult to perform. Nonetheless, the authors believe that there is enough information in the medical literature to show that ARDS is a relatively common entity with significant morbidity and mortality, and although different studies suggest that the outcomes of ARDS may be improving, this entity still has the potential to have a significant burden on public health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-557
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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Acute Lung Injury
Health Resources
Health Services Research
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Financial Management
Epidemiology
Public Health
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Morbidity
Delivery of Health Care
Mortality
Incidence
Population
Therapeutics

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Clinical Epidemiology of Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome : Incidence, Diagnosis, and Outcomes. / Avecillas, Jaime F.; Freire, Amado X.; Arroliga, Alejandro C.

In: Clinics in Chest Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 4, 01.12.2006, p. 549-557.

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Avecillas, Jaime F. ; Freire, Amado X. ; Arroliga, Alejandro C. / Clinical Epidemiology of Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome : Incidence, Diagnosis, and Outcomes. In: Clinics in Chest Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 549-557.
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