Global health care of the critically ill in low-resource settings.

@article{Murthy2013GlobalHC,
  title={Global health care of the critically ill in low-resource settings.},
  author={Srinivas Murthy and Neill K. J. Adhikari},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={
          509-13
        }
}
The care of the critically ill patient in low-resource settings is challenging because of many factors, including limitations in the existing infrastructure, lack of disposables, and low numbers of trained healthcare workers. Although cost constraints in low-resource settings have traditionally caused critical care to be relegated to a low priority, ethical issues and the potential for mitigation of the lethal effects of often reversible acute conditions, such as sepsis and traumatic hemorrhage… CONTINUE READING

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