Regionalization of critical care medicine: task force report of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

  title={Regionalization of critical care medicine: task force report of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.},
  author={Douglas R Thompson and Terry P. Clemmer and J J Applefeld and David W Crippen and Michael S. Jastremski and Charles E. Lucas and Murray M. Pollack and Suzanne K. Wedel},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={22 8},
OBJECTIVES To review the existing literature and task force opinions on regionalization of critical care services, and to synthesize a judgement on possible costs, benefits, disadvantages, and strategies. DATA SOURCES Pertinent literature in the English language. STUDY SELECTION One hundred forty-six English language papers were studied to determine possible ramifications of regionalization of critical care or other similar services. DATA EXTRACTION Information on possible influence on… CONTINUE READING


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