Rate of preventable early unplanned intensive care unit transfer for direct admissions and emergency department admissions.

@article{Reese2015RateOP,
  title={Rate of preventable early unplanned intensive care unit transfer for direct admissions and emergency department admissions.},
  author={J. Reese and Sara Deakyne and Ashley J Blanchard and Lalit Bajaj},
  journal={Hospital pediatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={27-34}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Appropriate patient placement at the time of admission to avoid unplanned transfers to the ICU and codes outside of the ICU is an important safety goal for many institutions. The objective of this study was to determine if the overall rate of unplanned ICU transfers within 12 hours of admission to the inpatient medical/surgical unit was higher for direct admissions compared with emergency department (ED) admissions. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of all… CONTINUE READING
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