The Challenge of the ICU

May 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2011, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p42
In this article the author focuses on the role of hospital intensive care units (ICU) in the U.S. He believes that the ICU is one of the most sensitive areas of the healthcare system. He relates that hospitals are using multidisciplinary approaches in relieving the burden of the ICU. He adds that ICU account for up to 30 percent of operatings costs of hospitals.


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