Prognostic factors for mortality following interhospital transfers to the medical intensive care unit of a tertiary referral center.

@article{Durairaj2003PrognosticFF,
  title={Prognostic factors for mortality following interhospital transfers to the medical intensive care unit of a tertiary referral center.},
  author={Lakshmi Durairaj and Joseph G Will and James C. Torner and Bradley N. Doebbeling},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={1981-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe characteristics of patients transferred from outside hospitals to a tertiary medical intensive care unit and to identify patient-level and system-level prognostic factors. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS We studied 3,347 patients who were transferred to the medical intensive care unit from outside hospitals from January 1990 through September 1999. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Data collected… CONTINUE READING
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