Impact of standard procedures and clinical standards on cost-effectiveness and intensive care unit performance in adult patients after cardiac surgery

@article{Kern1999ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of standard procedures and clinical standards on cost-effectiveness and intensive care unit performance in adult patients after cardiac surgery},
  author={H. Kern and W. Kox},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={25},
  pages={1367-1373}
}
Objective: To investigate the impact of organizational procedures on intensive care unit (ICU) performance and cost-effectiveness after cardiac surgery. Design: Prospective study. Setting: Cardiothoracic ICU at a university hospital. Patients: Thousand five hundred twenty-six consecutive patients over a period of 18 months. Interventions: The first 6 months were used as the control period. Afterwards selected organizational changes were introduced, such as written standard procedures, time… Expand
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