Intensive care "Sans Frontières"

K. Hillman, J. Chen, J. Braithwaite

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The specialty of intensive care has made remarkable progress in a relatively short time. Intensive care units (ICUs) now play a crucial role in acute hospitals, supporting patients who have life-threatening conditions, such as trauma and severe infections, as well as maintaining life after major surgery. Since the earliest admissions, there has been a subtle but compelling change in the nature of patients admitted to hospitals and ICUs who are now older with increasing number of co-morbidities and undergo more complex interventions with a higher incidence of complications. This chapter will discuss some of the implications of the changing hospital population.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual update in intensive care and emergency medicine 2014
EditorsJean-Louis Vincent
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319037462
ISBN (Print)9783319037455
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • catheter
  • Europe
  • transportation
  • respiration
  • poliomyelitis


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