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Hospitals are dangerous places

Barnett, Adrian G., Graves, Nicholas, Cooper, Ben , Batra, Rahul , & Edgeworth, Jonathan D. (2008) Hospitals are dangerous places. The Medical Journal of Australia, 189(11/12), p. 672.

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Abstract

Objective: To estimate the effect of day of the week on the odds of being discharged alive from an intensive care unit (ICU).

Design: A longitudinal analysis of risk of discharge by day of the week.

Setting and patients: 4569 patients admitted to the ICU of St Thomas’ Hospital, London, from 2002 to 2006.

Results: The odds of being discharged alive were lowest on the weekend and literally climbed during the week.

Conclusion: Our results show a frightening pattern of discharge from an ICU ward, most likely caused by a complex web of specialist availability and patient demand.

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ID Code: 16745
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: intensive care unit
ISSN: 0025-729X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Intensive Care (110310)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2008 10:07
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:58

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