Epidemiology of critical care syndromes, organ failures, and life-support interventions in a suburban US community.

@article{CartinCeba2011EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of critical care syndromes, organ failures, and life-support interventions in a suburban US community.},
  author={Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba and Marija Koji{\vc}i{\'c} and Guangxi Li and Daryl J. Kor and Jaise T Poulose and Vitaly Herasevich and Rahul Kashyap and Cesar A. Trillo-Alvarez and Javier Cabello-Garza and Rolf D. Hubmayr and Edward G Seferian and Ognjen Gajic},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2011},
  volume={140 6},
  pages={1447-1455}
}
BACKGROUND ICU services represent a significant and increasing proportion of medical care. Population-based epidemiologic studies are essential to inform physicians and policymakers about current and future ICU demands. We aimed to determine the incidence of critical care syndromes, organ failures, and life-support interventions in a defined US suburban community with unrestricted access to critical care services. METHODS This population-based observational cohort from January 1 to December… CONTINUE READING
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