Intensive care unit admitting patterns in the Veterans Affairs health care system.


BACKGROUND Critical care resource use accounts for almost 1% of US gross domestic product and varies widely among hospitals. However, we know little about the initial decision to admit a patient to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS To describe hospital ICU admitting patterns for medical patients after accounting for severity of illness on admission… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2606


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