The working practices and outcomes from UK intensive care units are poorly documented to date.
We have reviewed 2000 consecutive admissions to one intensive care unit in a tertiary referral centre with intially six, then eight beds.
The study was a retrospective review of contemporaneous data collection within the period 1986-1990.
Demographic details, referral source, admission time, admission diagnosis.
APACHE II score, therapeutic interventions, and outcome were recorded.
A high overall mortality in the intensive care unit (23%), proportional to APACHE II scoring on admission, was demonstrated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin intensif, Unité soin intensif, Royaume Uni, Europe, Admission hopital, Service hospitalier, Epidémiologie, Rétrospective, Mortalité, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care, Intensive care unit, United Kingdom, Europe, Hospital admission, Hospital ward, Epidemiology, Retrospective, Mortality, Public health organization
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Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.