On the Response to Acutely Deteriorating Patients
An aging population, increasingly complex surgical procedures and yet shorter inpatient stays has led to much a greater proportion of significantly ill patients within the in-patient population . Such patients may benefit from input from critical care, hence the need for expansion of critical care beyond the traditional physical boundaries of high dependency and intensive care units . Thus, in the United Kingdom the levels of care are now defined as follows .
KeywordsCardiac Arrest Critical Care Medical Emergency Team Trigger System Outreach Service
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