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Guidelines for Intensive Care Unit Admission, Discharge and Triage

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.197
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46–54

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a highly specialized area within the medical facility where advanced and critically ill patients are managed and should be reserved for patients with reversible medical conditions with reasonable prospects of recovery. It involves both significant human and capital resources. This is particularly challenging in developing countries such as the Caribbean where limitation of both financial and human resources demands that ICU beds be appropriately utilized.

Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Triage Decisions and Outcome among the Critically Ill at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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181–86
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The triage and outcome of patients referred for admission to the ICU at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, was investigated. The authors found that disease severity was the main determinant of admission to the ICU, and that a shortage of ICU beds is adversely affecting outcome.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013
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