Outcomes*Pulse Oximeter
(n = 21)
No Monitoring
(n = 18)
Death or neurologic injury414
Prolonged hospital stay or no harm174
  • * Note that pulse oximetry was recorded as being used on 21 of 95 patients and that 18 reports specifically stated that no monitors were used.

  • P < .001 compared with the use of pulse oximetry.