Neurosurgical intensive care unit-essential for good outcomes in neurosurgery?
Summary of "Neurosurgical intensive care unit-essential for good outcomes in neurosurgery?"
Neurosurgical intensive care units were increasingly agglomerated in large centralized interdisciplinary intensive care units in the last two decades. In the majority, these centralized interdisciplinary intensive care units were directed and managed by intensivists coming from anaesthesiology. We sought to review the evidence supporting neurosurgical intensive care as a highly specialized discipline resulting in benefits for the treated patients.
In general, neurosurgical and neurocritical intensive care has been associated with improved outcomes and reduced mortality rates, reduced length of intensive care stay, improved resource utilisation, decreased in-hospital mortality, and fiscal benefits.
Department of Neurosurgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Langenbeck's archives of surgery / Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Chirurgie
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21384190
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00423-011-0764-0
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Coronary Care Units
The hospital unit in which patients with acute cardiac disorders receive intensive care.
Respiratory Care Units
The hospital unit in which patients with respiratory conditions requiring special attention receive intensive medical care and surveillance.
Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill infants and children. Neonates are excluded since INTENSIVE CARE UNITS, NEONATAL is available.
Progressive Patient Care
Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.
An acronym for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, a scoring system using routinely collected data and providing an accurate, objective description for a broad range of intensive care unit admissions, measuring severity of illness in critically ill patients.
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