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3 papers 0 to 25 followers Research Papers used in aid of the in-house ICU registrar teaching programme at Royal Perth Hospital in the first half of 2016.
Mark T Keegan, Ognjen Gajic, Bekele Afessa
OBJECTIVE: Adult intensive care unit prognostic models have been used for predicting patient outcome for three decades. The goal of this review is to describe the different versions of the main adult intensive care unit prognostic models and discuss their potential roles. DATA SOURCE: PubMed search and review of the relevant medical literature. SUMMARY: The main prognostic models for assessing the overall severity of illness in critically ill adults are Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, Simplified Acute Physiology Score, and Mortality Probability Model...
January 2011: Critical Care Medicine
J R Curtis, D L Patrick, S E Shannon, P D Treece, R A Engelberg, G D Rubenfeld
The intensive care unit (ICU) represents a hospital setting in which death and discussion about end-of-life care are common, yet these conversations are often difficult. Such difficulties arise, in part, because a family may be facing an unexpected poor prognosis associated with an acute illness or exacerbation and, in part, because the ICU orientation is one of saving lives. Understanding and improving communication about end-of-life care between clinicians and families in the ICU is an important focus for improving the quality of care in the ICU...
February 2001: Critical Care Medicine
G H Guyatt, D L Sackett, D J Cook
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December 1, 1993: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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