The effects of ICU admission and discharge times on mortality in Finland

@article{Uusaro2003TheEO,
  title={The effects of ICU admission and discharge times on mortality in Finland},
  author={Ari V Uusaro and Aarno Kari and Esko Ruokonen},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={29},
  pages={2144-2148}
}
Hospital mortality increases if acutely ill patients are admitted to hospitals on weekends as compared with weekdays. Night discharges may increase mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients but the effect of ICU admission time on mortality is not known. We studied the effects of ICU admission and discharge times on mortality and the time of death in critically ill patients. Cohort study using a national ICU database. Eighteen ICUs in university and central hospitals in Finland… CONTINUE READING

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