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  1. Patterns of resource consumption in medical intensive care.

    Article - En anglais

    Intensive care is being scrutinized as a major factor in increasing health care costs.

    We examined 404 consecutive admissions to the medical ICUs at a university medical center to study patterns of consumption of ICU resources and the proportion of resources used by patients admitted for monitoring only.

    We found a skewed distribution of ICU resource consumption, with the « high-cost » 8 percent using as many ICU resources as the « low-cost » 92 percent.

    Forty-one percent of admissions did not receive acute ICU treatments, but these admissions consumed less than 10 percent of ICU resources.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Service hospitalier, Unité soin intensif, Budget, Dépense, Etats Unis, Réanimation, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Hospital ward, Intensive care unit, Budget, Expenditure, United States, Resuscitation, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 91-0574027

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.