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Table 1 Role of international comparisons in critical care research

From: Clinical review: International comparisons in critical care - lessons learned

Pandemic and disaster planning
Knowledge of relative intensity of treatments delivered to a population
Understanding of the effect of 'rationed' intensive care on triage choices and outcomes
Ability to appropriately pool outcome data from multiple healthcare systems
Ability to interpret data from a different healthcare system for appropriate implementation at the local level
Understanding of the impact of cultural preferences on delivery of care