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Intensive Care Medicine: Where We Are and Where We Want To Go?

  • R. P. Moreno
  • A. Rhodes
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Part of the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2011 book series (AUICEM, volume 1)

Abstract

Intensive care medicine can be defined as the science and art of detecting and managing patients with impending or established critical illness, in order to prevent further deterioration and revert the disease process or its consequences, so as to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Keywords

Intensive Care Unit Gross Domestic Product Intensive Care Medicine Simplified Acute Physiology Score Intensive Care Unit Discharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Moreno
    • 1
  • A. Rhodes
    • 2
  1. 1.Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos PolivalenteHospital de Santo Antonio dos CapuchosLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of General Intensive CareSt George’s Hospital and Medical SchoolLondonUK

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