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dc.contributor.authorAitken, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Doug
dc.contributor.editorD Elliott, L Aitken, W Chaboyer
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-26T21:59:35Z
dc.date.available2018-09-26T21:59:35Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-10-21T23:29:17Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780729540681
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/53738
dc.description.abstractThere is unprecedented demand for critical care services globally. In our region, there are approximately 119,000 admissions to 141 general intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia per year; this includes 5500 patient re-­admissions during the same hospital episode. In New Zealand, there are 18,000 admissions per year to 26 ICUs, including 500 re-admissions. Patients admitted to coronary care, paediatric or other specialty units not classified as a general ICU are not included in these figures, so the overall clinical activity for 'critical care' is much higher ( e.g. there were also 5500 paediatric admissions to PICUs).1 Importantly, critical care treatment is a high-expense component of hospital care; one conservative estimate of cost exceeded $A2600 per day, with more than two-thirds going to staff costs, one fifth to clinical consumables and the rest to clinical support and capital expenditure.'
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.elsevier.com/books/acccns-critical-care-nursing/aitken/978-0-7295-4068-1
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleACCCN's Critical Care Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofchapter1
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom3
dc.relation.ispartofpageto16
dc.relation.ispartofedition2nd
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIntensive Care
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110310
dc.titleScope of critical care practice
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorChaboyer, Wendy
gro.griffith.authorAitken, Leanne M.


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