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  1. Critical care medicine : observations from the Department of Veterans Affairs'intensive care units.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives 

    To study the critical care medicine programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Design 

    Survey study.

    Setting 

    Data were obtained from 85% (113/133) of the acute care hospitals of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Main Measures 

    Intensive care unit (ICU) administrative and patient demographics, physician training and certification, participation in critical care medicine programs and research.

    Results 

    Analyses were performed on 78% (2021) of Department of Veterans Affairs'ICU beds.

    Mortality (%) was highest in medical ICUs (11.7±0.8) and lowest in coronary care units (5.0±0.5) and surgical ICUs (5.5±0.5).

    The average length of stay (days) was highest in medical ICUs (5.6±0.6) and lowest in combined medical-coronary care units (4.2±0.4) and coronary care units (4.3±0.5).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Organisation santé, Système santé, Ancien combattant, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Public health organization, Health system, Veteran, Cost analysis, Health economy, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0128024

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.