The effect of an intermediate care unit on the demographics and outcomes of a surgical intensive care unit population.

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HYPOTHESIS Many surgical intensive care units (SICUs) face bed shortages for acutely ill patients that may result from a large proportion of bed occupation by chronically ill patients. We hypothesized that the introduction of a new intermediate care or step-down unit (SDU) managed by surgically trained intensivists would allow the admission of more acutely… (More)

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@article{Eachempati2004TheEO, title={The effect of an intermediate care unit on the demographics and outcomes of a surgical intensive care unit population.}, author={Soumitra R. Eachempati and Lynn J Hydo and Philip S. Barie}, journal={Archives of surgery}, year={2004}, volume={139 3}, pages={315-9} }