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Impact of implementing a critical care team in an open general ICU
© Kim et al. 2011
- Published: 1 March 2011
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Sequential Organ Failure Assessment
- Prospective Observational Study
- Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score
- Multivariate Logistic Regression Model
High-intensity ICU physician staffing is associated with reduced ICU mortality . We formed a critical care team (CCT) that consisted of five teaching staff interested in critical care management. The CCT had been activated by each member of the team if needed and had provided rapid medical services including consultation. We evaluated the impact of implementing the CCT on open general ICU patient outcomes.
We performed a prospective observational study in an open general ICU between March 2009 and February 2010 according to CCT. We compared demographic data, ICU mortality rates, length of ICU stay, APACHE II scores, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores, patients who received mechanical ventilation, and success rates of weaning in CCT with those in non-CCT.
Multivariate logistic regression analysis of factors affecting ICU mortality
Although the CCT was not a full-time coverage team in the open general ICU, the CCT model was associated with reduced ICU mortality, especially in patients who received mechanical ventilation.
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