Readmission to a surgical intensive care unit: incidence, outcome and risk factors

@article{Kaben2008ReadmissionTA,
  title={Readmission to a surgical intensive care unit: incidence, outcome and risk factors},
  author={Axel Kaben and Fabiano Girade Corr{\^e}a and Konrad A Reinhart and Utz Settmacher and Jan F. Gummert and Rolf Kalff and Yasser Shoukry Sakr},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={R123 - R123}
}
INTRODUCTION We investigated the incidence of, outcome from and possible risk factors for readmission to the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at Friedrich Schiller University Hospital, Jena, Germany. METHODS We conducted an analysis of prospectively collected data from all patients admitted to the postoperative ICU between September 2004 and July 2006. RESULTS Of 3169 patients admitted to the ICU during the study period, 2852 were discharged to the hospital floor and these patients made… CONTINUE READING

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