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Non-Invasive Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for the Management of Acute Respiratory Distress in Pre-Hospital and Rural Community Settings: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines for Use

Last updated: June 9, 2008
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure versus endotracheal intubation for the management of acute respiratory distress in adults with congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, COPD, asthma and pneumonia in pre-hospital and rural community settings?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure versus endotracheal intubation for the management of acute respiratory distress in adults with congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, COPD, asthma and pneumonia in pre-hospital and rural community settings?
  3. What are the guidelines for use of non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure for the management of acute respiratory distress in adults in pre-hospital and rural community settings?