[Performance of adult intensive care units. Thirty years' experience].

@article{Gall2007PerformanceOA,
  title={[Performance of adult intensive care units. Thirty years' experience].},
  author={Jean Roger Le Gall},
  journal={Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine},
  year={2007},
  volume={191 4-5},
  pages={869-77; discussion 877}
}
ICU performance can be evaluated by using the standard mortality ratio (SMR), but the points of view of the patients, families, and medical and non medical staff must also be taken in account. The SMR is the ratio between the observed (O) and predicted hospital mortality rates (P), based on a statistical model. If for 100 consecutive unselected patients the… CONTINUE READING