A review of 2000 consecutive ICU admissions.
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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Cote : 93-0265196
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.