Volume 18 Supplement 1
Outcomes of military patients treated at the UK Royal Centre for Defence Medicine 2007 to 2013
© Johnston et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014
Published: 17 March 2014
UK military personnel injured overseas are repatriated to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) in Birmingham UK. We report the demographics and outcomes of military patients treated on the ICU at RCDM using data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre over a 6.5-year period.
Data on 570 admissions of 527 patients to the ICU at RCDM/ QEHB were analysed by ICNARC using standard methodology.
Case mix, demographics and outcome
The data on resource utilisation for this group of patients may inform planning of critical care support for military operations overseas.
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