Triaging patients to the ICU: a pilot study of factors influencing admission decisions and patient outcomes

@article{GarrousteOrgeas2003TriagingPT,
  title={Triaging patients to the ICU: a pilot study of factors influencing admission decisions and patient outcomes},
  author={Ma{\"i}t{\'e} Garrouste-Orgeas and Luc Montuclard and Jean-François Timsit and Benoit Y Misset and Marie Christias and Jean M. Carlet},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={29},
  pages={774-781}
}
Objective. To assess the appropriateness of ICU triage decisions. Design. Prospective descriptive single-center study. Setting. Ten-bed, medical-surgical ICU in an acute-care 460-bed, tertiary care hospital. Patients. All patients triaged for admission were entered prospectively. Interventions. None. Measurements and main results. Age, underlying diseases, admission diagnoses, Mortality Probability Model (MPM0) score, information available to ICU physicians, and mortality were recorded. Of the… CONTINUE READING

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