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Mead Johnson Critical Care Symposium for the Practising Surgeon. 1. Transport of critically ill adult patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3138018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interhospital transportation of critically ill patients over long distances is common in the tiered health care systems of North America. The authors describe their 1-year experience with a physician-assisted transport system, operating out of the surgical intensive care unit at the Toronto General Hospital. The application of a well-known severity of illness measure (therapeutic intervention scoring system) allowed them to correlate severity of illness, as assessed over the telephone before patient transfer, with eventual outcome after admission to the surgical intensive care unit. Their analysis of 107 critically ill patients transported by this system led them to conclude that the system is reliable and is associated with acceptable morbidity and mortality.
M J Girotti; G Pagliarello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0008-428X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Surg     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-25     Completed Date:  1988-10-25     Revised Date:  2007-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372715     Medline TA:  Can J Surg     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, Ont.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Critical Care
Diagnosis-Related Groups*
Hospitals, General
Middle Aged
Severity of Illness Index*
Time Factors
Transportation of Patients / methods,  standards*

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