Prospective evaluation of patients refused admission to an intensive care unit: triage, futility and outcome

@article{Joynt2001ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of patients refused admission to an intensive care unit: triage, futility and outcome},
  author={Gavin Matthew Joynt and Charles David Gomersall and Peggy Y H Tan and Anna See-Wing Lee and Claudia Cheng and Elisa Wong},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={1459-1465}
}
Objectives: To evaluate factors associated with decisions to refuse ICU admission and to assess the outcome of refused patients. Design and setting: Prospective, descriptive evaluation in a multi-disciplinary intensive care unit, university referral hospital. Patients and participants: All adult emergency referrals over a 7-month period. Interventions: The number of beds available at the time of referral, the patient's age, gender, diagnosis, mortality probability model score and hospital… CONTINUE READING
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