Admissions of critically ill patients to the ED intensive care unit

Aslaner M. A., AKKAŞ M., Eroglu S., METİN AKSU N., ÖZMEN M. M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.33, no.4, pp.501-505, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Many emergency departments (EDs) have established units capable of providing critical care because of increasing need for critical care, called as ED intensive care unit (EDICU). However, prolonged critical care leads to crowding, resulting in poor quality of care and high mortality rates. We aimed to determine which type of critically ill patients play a main role for crowding in the EDICU, and how to manage these patients.