Safe long-distance interhospital ground transfer of critically ill patients with acute severe unstable respiratory and circulatory failure

@article{Uusaro2002SafeLI,
  title={Safe long-distance interhospital ground transfer of critically ill patients with acute severe unstable respiratory and circulatory failure},
  author={Ari V Uusaro and Ilkka Parviainen and Jukka Takala and Esko Ruokonen},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={1122-1125}
}
Abstract Objective. To assess the safety of long-distance ground interhospital transport of critically ill patients with the most severe unstable respiratory failure after establishment of a dedicated transport system. Design and setting. Cohort study, retrospective chart review in 13 hospitals and intensive care units (ICU) in Finland, and a tertiary referral center and ICU of a university hospital. Patients. 66 consecutive critically ill patients who were transferred to our ICU from 13… CONTINUE READING

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