Descriptive analysis of critical care units in the United States: Patient characteristics and intensive care unit utilization Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bed Occupancy
  • Critical Care
  • Intensive Care Units

abstract

  • This report should be viewed as the beginning step of an effort to improve both the information base available on critical care medicine and the performance of ICUs. Our survey findings provide an introduction into the everyday workings of critical care units throughout the United States. Research is required to determine which patients will benefit from intensive care and how to efficiently utilize the vast technology we have available for them in a world with limited financial resources, an aging population, and a multiplicity of societal and ethical concerns.

publication date

  • January 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8428482

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 279

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 21

number

  • 2