Has an improved cosmetic result versus a surgical tracheostomy
Has an increased incidence of infection vs a surgical tracheostomy
There is an increased risk of bleeding with a percutaneous technique vs a surgical technique
Early tracheostomy (< 4 days) is associated with a significant reduction in VAP rates vs late (>7 days)
A minimum of 4 people are required to safely insert a tracheostomy on an ICU

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