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Table 1 Results of comparative analysis between patients before and after the cannula team

From: Multidisciplinary care for patients with tracheostomy shortened time to decannulation

  Pre-cannula team (n= 49) Post-cannula team (n= 27)
Age (years) 52.2 ± 16.3 56.4 ± 16.8
APACHE II score 20.9 ± 5.2 21.4 ± 5.7
Intubated days before tracheostomy 12.8 ± 7.9 9.9 ± 7.3
Length of stay in ICU 34.1 ± 4.7 36.6 ± 28.9
Cannulation days 22 ± 15.4 20 ± 0.7
Mechanical ventilation after tracheostomy 9.3 ± 7.4 9.1 ± 9
Tracheostomy after mechanical ventilation 18.2 ± 27.7 9.8 ± 9.5