Comparison of medical admissions to intensive care units in the United States and United Kingdom.

@article{Wunsch2011ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of medical admissions to intensive care units in the United States and United Kingdom.},
  author={Hannah Wunsch and Derek C. Angus and David A Harrison and Walter T. Linde-Zwirble and Kathryn M. Rowan},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={183 12},
  pages={1666-73}
}
RATIONALE The United States has seven times as many intensive care unit (ICU) beds per capita as the United Kingdom; the effect on care of critically ill patients is unknown. OBJECTIVES To compare medical ICU admissions in the United States and United Kingdom. METHODS Retrospective (2002-2004) cohort study of 172,785 ICU admissions (137 United States ICUs, Project IMPACT database; 160 United Kingdom ICUs, Case Mix Program) with patients followed until initial hospital discharge… CONTINUE READING
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