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Kevin C. Huoh, MD; Kristina W. Rosbe, MD; June 2011
A healthy child underwent tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Extubated after an uneventful surgery, within an hour the child became hypoxic and unable to breathe spontaneously, requiring reintubation.
Journal Article > Study
Detection of postoperative respiratory failure: how predictive is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicator?
Utter GH, Cuny J, Sama P, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2010;211:347-354.e1-29.
The AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator for postoperative respiratory failure accurately identified cases of clinically diagnosed respiratory failure, with a false-positive rate of approximately 17%.