Table 3

Dependency, methods and location of long-term ventilated children

No
Time dependent on ventilation (n=933)
 Asleep only/nocturnal658
 Nocturnal and intermittent daytime136
 24 h a day88
 Not every day36
 Not completed15
Method of ventilatory support (n=933)
 Mask704
 Tracheostomy206
 Not completed19
 Phrenic nerve pacing with tracheostomy3
 Negative pressure1
Current location of child (n=933)
 Home844
 Acute hospital setting34
 Rehab/transitional care18
 Not completed14
 Intensive care9
 Community setting8
 High dependency unit6