Johan I. van der Spoel

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INTRODUCTION Previous studies have shown that patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after "office hours" are more likely to die. However these results have been challenged by numerous other studies. We therefore analysed this possible relationship between ICU admission time and in-hospital mortality in The Netherlands. METHODS This article(More)
INTRODUCTION Caring for the critically ill is a 24-hour-a-day responsibility, but not all resources and staff are available during off hours. We evaluated whether intensive care unit (ICU) admission during off hours affects hospital mortality. METHODS This retrospective multicentre cohort study was carried out in three non-academic teaching hospitals in(More)
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