Descriptive analysis of critical care units in the United States : patient characteristics and intensive care unit utilization.
To gather data about occupancy, admission characteristics, patients' ages, and types of therapy utilized in ICUs in the United States.
Design and Setting
Survey instruments were mailed to the administrators of 4,233 hospitals to gather information from the medical director of the institutions' respective ICUs for the purpose of developing a database on ICUs in the United States.
The sampling frame for this study was based on all American Hospital Association (AHA) hospitals stating they had ICUs.
Census questionnaires solicited information on occupancy, where the patients were admitted from, length of stay, therapies rendered, intensive care diagnoses, and resuscitation status, as well as other information.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Unité soin intensif, Service hospitalier, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Hospitalisation, Durée, Malade, Epidémiologie, Modalité traitement, Etude statistique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Intensive care unit, Hospital ward, United States, North America, America, Human, Hospitalization, Duration, Patient, Epidemiology, Application method, Statistical study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0284030
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 199406.