Journal article

A unique snapshot of intensive care resources in Australia and New Zealand

JM Martin, GK Hart, P Hicks

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care | AUSTRALIAN SOC ANAESTHETISTS | Published : 2010


The objective of this study was to analyse and report on the distribution and attributes of intensive care services in Australia and New Zealand for the 2005/2006 financial year A survey was mailed to 155 Australian and 26 New Zealand intensive care units (ICU) listed on the database of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society. A descriptive analytical approach was used. Of the 181 ICUs, 177 provided data. In Australia there were 100 public sector and 51 private sector ICUs and in New Zealand, 24 public sector and two private sector ICUs. These units contain 1485 available beds in the public sector and 538 available beds in the private sector Calculations to determine beds per 1..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this research was obtained through grants from the New Zealand Ministry of Health and State and Territory Health Departments through the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council.The CCR is appreciative of intensive care communities throughout Australia and New Zealand for collecting, collating and submitting data.Thank you to Charles Warne for his involvement in the data cleaning and entering process.