The variability of critical care bed numbers in Europe

  title={The variability of critical care bed numbers in Europe},
  author={Andrew Rhodes and Patrick G.A.M. Ferdinande and Hans K Flaatten and Bertrand Guidet and Philipp G. H. Metnitz and Rui Moreno},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
PurposeTo quantify the numbers of critical care beds in Europe and to understand the differences in these numbers between countries when corrected for population size and gross domestic product.MethodsProspective data collection of critical care bed numbers for each country in Europe from July 2010 to July 2011. Sources were identified in each country that could provide data on numbers of critical care beds (intensive care and intermediate care). These data were then cross-referenced with data… 

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