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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.12.006
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-505

Abstract

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.