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Table 5 Results of swallowing screening (N = 187 patients)

From: Nurse-performed screening for postextubation dysphagia: a retrospective cohort study in critically ill medical patients

Swallowing screen Number of patients Passed, n (%) Failed, n (%) Missed, n (%)
Day 1 result only 187 115 (61.5) 67 (35.8) 5a (2.7)
Day 2 result only 73 28 (38.4) 16 (21.9) 29b (39.7)
Day 3 result only 44 1 (2.3) 6 (13.6) 37c (84.1)
Overall result 187 143d (76.5) 42e (22.5) 2f (1.1)
  1. a Missed the swallowing screen on day 1
  2. b Missed the swallowing screen on day 2
  3. c Missed the swallowing screen on day 3
  4. d One patient who passed on day 1, had a repeat test of day 2 and passed
  5. e Did not pass the swallowing screen and had at least 1 day of screening
  6. f Missed all 3 days of screening