Interhospital pediatric intensive care transport

G.D. Vos, G. Ramsay

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Recent developments in providing intensive care for children have lead to centralization in tertiary centers. The reason is the evidence that critically ill children show a better clinical outcome when treated in tertiary pediatric intensive care units (icus) than when treated in non-tertiary pediatric centers [1–4]. Major problems hindering the transfer of all children, requiring tertiary pediatric intensive care, to specialized centers are: the lack of sufficient pediatric intensive care beds in tertiary centers the reluctance of physicians in general hospitals to refer these critically ill children, and the organization of safe transportation of these children on a regular basis. Keywordstertiary centerinvasive blood pressuretransport teaminterhospital transferretrieval teamthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
EditorsJL Vincent
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Print)3-540-44382-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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