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Table 4 Decannulation fitness after bedside assessment and after endoscopy and at discharge

From: Value of endoscopic examination of airways and swallowing in tracheostomy decannulation

 Bedside assessment (112 pts), no. (%)Endoscopic assessment (59 pts), no. (%)Final status after adding endoscopic assessment (122 pts), no. (%)Chi-square exact sig. (2-sided)
Unfit for decannulation94 (84)46 (78)81 (72)0.000
Fit for decannulation18 (16)13 (22)31 (28)0.000