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ICU Management

2022 12 Apr

Transfers from one ICU to another ICU are associated with an increased length of stay in the ICU and the hospital. Inter-hospital ICU transfers occur for three main reasons: clinical transfers, capacity transfers and repatriations.  A study was conducted to show that different ICU transfers differ in risk-adjusted mortality rate. The primary endpoint...Read more

ICU Management

2020 19 May

Preparing intensive care capacity for the COVID-19 pandemic at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-Cov-2) has wrought havoc on hospitals throughout the world. As of 25th April 2020, the burden of disease in South Africa remains...Read more

ICU Management

2018 04 Apr

Strained intensive care unit (ICU) capacity represents a fundamental supply-demand mismatch in ICU resources. A new systematic review has identified 16 indicators of strained ICU capacity across the spectrum of healthcare quality domains, noting that strain negatively impacts care processes and outcomes for patients as well as care providers. "The...Read more