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Monday, January 05, 2009

Case mix, outcome and activity for patients admitt...[Crit Care. 2007] - PubMed Result

Case mix, outcome and activity for patients admitt...[Crit Care. 2007] - PubMed Result: "CONCLUSION: Patients with ESRF admitted to UK ICUs are more likely to be male and younger, with a medical cause of admission, and to have greater severity of illness than the non-ESRF population. Outcomes on the ICU were comparable between the two groups, but those patients with ESRF had greater readmission rates, prolonged post-ICU hospital stay and increased post-ICU hospital mortality. This study is by far the largest comparative outcome analysis to date in patients with ESRF admitted to the ICU. It may help to inform clinical decision-making and resource requirements for this patient population."