What is the cost-analysis of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) use?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Cost-analysis of noninvasive ventilation is as follows:

  • Demonstrated to be cost-effective in patient management - Savings of more than $3000 Canadian dollars; even greater cost savings if patients managed in a ward setting

  • Avoids costs of endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation

  • Shorter ICU and hospital stays

  • Eliminates costs associated with infectious complications - Episodes of ventilator-associated pneumonia reduced by half or more


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