We performed a prospective study in our teaching hospital to determine the demand for a High Dependency Unit where none had existed before.
An admission criteria protocol was designed for medical and surgical patients and this was used in an intense surveillance of 22 acute wards over 2 weeks.
It was predicted that a high dependency unit of eight beds would operate to capacity 50% of the time.
An analysis of this type ove a short period of time using admission criteria could be used to assist in the prediction of the necessary size of a High-Dependency Unit facility in any hospital.
Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Hôpital, Organisation hospitalière, Service hospitalier, Dépendance, Homme, Critère décision, Grande Bretagne, Condition nécessaire, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Hospital, Hospital organization, Hospital ward, Dependence, Human, Decision criterion, Great Britain, Necessary condition, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0282649
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 01/03/1996.