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- Wunsch H, Linde Zwirble W, Angus D, Hartman M, Milbrandt E, Kahn J. The epidemiology of mechanical ventilation use in the United States. Crit Care Med. 2010;38:1947-53 pubmed publisher..Mortality for mechanically ventilated patients is high. Quality improvement and cost-reduction strategies targeted at these patients are warranted. ..