Journal article

A brief review of recent trends in Victorian intensive care, 2000-2011

Graeme J Duke, Anna Barker, Tshepo Rasekaba, Anastasia Hutchinson, John D Santamaria

CRITICAL CARE AND RESUSCITATION | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Review of resource use and patient outcomes of intensive care unit services over time provides insights into service delivery and safety. OBJECTIVE: To examine temporal trends in resource consumption and risk-adjusted mortality of adult ICU patients in Victoria. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: Retrospective cohort study of 214 619 adult ICU admissions recorded from 23 major hospitals over 12 years from 1 July 1999 to 30 June 2011. OUTCOMES: Primary outcomes were population rates of ICU admission and mechanical ventilation (MV), ICU and hospital length of stay, and hospital survival. Secondary outcomes included average ICU and MV bed numbers. Administrative data were derived fro..

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