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  1. Improving intensive care : observations based on organizational case studies in nine intensive care units : a prospective, multicenter study.

    Article - En anglais


    To examine organizational practices associated with higher and lower intensive care unit (ICU) outcome performance.


    Prospective multicenter study.

    Onsite organizational analysis; prospective inception cohort.


    Nine ICUs (one medical, two surgical, six medical-surgical) at five teaching and four nonteaching hospitals.


    A sample of 3,672 ICU admissions; 316 nurses and 202 physicians.

    Materials and Methods

    Interviews and direct observations by a team of clinical and organizational researchers.

    Demographic, physiologic, and outcome data for an average of 408 admissions per ICU; and questionnaires on ICU structure and organization.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Mortalité, Pronostic, Assurance qualité, Homme, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Organisation hospitalière, Réanimation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Mortality, Prognosis, Quality assurance, Human, Statistical study, United States, North America, America, Hospital organization, Resuscitation

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

    Cote : 94-0028112

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.