Optimal timing of transfer out of the intensive care unit.

@article{Garland2013OptimalTO,
  title={Optimal timing of transfer out of the intensive care unit.},
  author={Allan Garland and Alfred F. Connors},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={
          390-7
        }
}
  • A. GarlandA. Connors
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Medicine
  • American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
BACKGROUND Little other than subjective judgment is available to help clinicians determine when a patient should be transferred out of the intensive care unit. OBJECTIVE To assess whether remaining in the intensive care unit longer than judged to be medically necessary is associated with increased 30-day mortality. METHODS This prospective, observational cohort study was performed in a 13-bed, closed-model, adult medical intensive care unit of a county-owned, university-affiliated hospital… 

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