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Early intervention of patients at risk for acute respiratory failure and prolonged mechanical ventilation with a checklist aimed at the prevention of organ failure: protocol for a pragmatic stepped-wedged cluster trial of PROOFCheck
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    Early Intervention to Prevent ARF and Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation

    To the Editor:

    Regarding the study of early intervention of patients at risk for acute respiratory failure and prolonged mechanical ventilation, I agree that a checklist, such as the PROOFCheck, aimed at the prevention of organ failure would be beneficial in lowering rates of mortality.

    The authors' report that often times the acuity and severity of patients' conditions often are not recognized in a ti...

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