Increasing critical care admissions from U.S. emergency departments, 2001-2009.

  title={Increasing critical care admissions from U.S. emergency departments, 2001-2009.},
  author={Andrew Avery Herring and Adit A. Ginde and Jahan Fahimi and Harrison J. Alter and Judith H. Maselli and Janice A. Espinola and Ashley F. Sullivan and Carlos Arturo Camargo},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={41 5},
OBJECTIVES Little is known about how recent system-wide increases in demand for critical care have affected U.S. emergency departments (EDs). This study describes changes in the amount of critical care provided in U.S. EDs between 2001 and 2009. DESIGN Analysis of data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for the years 2001-2009. SETTING National multistage probability sample of U.S. ED data. U.S. ED capacity was estimated using the National Emergency Department… CONTINUE READING
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