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Table 1 summarises the main findings. *p < 0.05

From: Tracheostomy practice in a uk dgh: are we moving with the times?

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total number of Critical care admissions 626 633 551 542 565 593
Number of patients ventilated for >5 days 71 82 73 81 84 60
Total number of tracheostomies 55 66 34 36 38 18*
Number of days ventilated before tracheostomy (median) 4 5 5 6 7 9*
Number of days from tracheostomy to tracheostomy mask (median) 6 7 10 7 6 9
Number of extubation attempts before tracheostomy (median) 0 0 0 0 1 2*
Mortality of patients with tracheostomy 22% 20% 15% 14% 11% 33%