Patient characteristics and ICU organizational factors that influence frequency of pulmonary artery catheterization.

@article{Rapoport2000PatientCA,
  title={Patient characteristics and ICU organizational factors that influence frequency of pulmonary artery catheterization.},
  author={John Rapoport and Daniel Teres and Jay S. Steingrub and Thomas Higgins and William F. McGee and Stanley Lemeshow},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2000},
  volume={283 19},
  pages={2559-67}
}
CONTEXT Hemodynamic monitoring of patients with a pulmonary artery catheter is controversial because there are few data confirming its effectiveness, and patient and intensive care unit (ICU) organizational factors associated with its use are unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine pulmonary artery catheter use in relationship to type of ICU organization and staffing, and patient characteristics, including severity of illness and insurance coverage. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Retrospective… CONTINUE READING

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