The importance of differentiating between elective and emergency postoperative critical care patients.

@article{Weissman2008TheIO,
  title={The importance of differentiating between elective and emergency postoperative critical care patients.},
  author={Charles Weissman and Nava Klein},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          308-16
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of the study is to demonstrate the importance of separately analyzing data on elective and emergency surgery patients admitted postoperatively to intensive and intermediate care units. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective observational study was performed in a tertiary care university hospital to assess the demographic and clinical differences between emergency and elective surgical patients (>14 years old). Group 1 included patients transferred to a floor bed or the… CONTINUE READING

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