Early indicators of prolonged intensive care unit stay: impact of illness severity, physician staffing, and pre-intensive care unit length of stay.

@article{Higgins2003EarlyIO,
  title={Early indicators of prolonged intensive care unit stay: impact of illness severity, physician staffing, and pre-intensive care unit length of stay.},
  author={Thomas L. Higgins and William Mcgee and Jay S. Steingrub and John Rapoport and Stanley Lemeshow and Daniel Teres},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={45-51}
}
OBJECTIVE Scoring systems that predict mortality do not necessarily predict prolonged length of stay or costs in the intensive care unit (ICU). Knowledge of characteristics predicting prolonged ICU stay would be helpful, particularly if some factors could be modified. Such factors might include process of care, including active involvement of full-time ICU physicians and length of hospital stay before ICU admission. DESIGN Demographic data, clinical diagnosis at ICU admission, Simplified… CONTINUE READING

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