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Relationship between Mortality and the Timing of Admission to Intensive Care Units

We report on mortality rates and ICU admission times at the Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital. It should be of interest to readers regarding precautions that can be taken to reduce ICU mortality through improved ICU care and staffing


Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the effect of the timing of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions (“off hours” or “business hours”) on patients’ subsequent risk of death.

21 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 22 Mar, 2017


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