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Crit Care Med. 1998 Mar;26(3):607-10.

Guidelines on admission and discharge for adult intermediate care units. American College of Critical Care Medicine of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To present guidelines for writing admission and discharge policies for adult intermediate care units.

DATA SOURCES:

Opinion of practitioners with experience and expertise in managing critical and intermediate care units.

DATA SYNTHESIS:

Consensus was reached regarding the characteristics of patients best suited for management in an intermediate care unit, as supported by a literature review.

CONCLUSION:

Criteria were developed that define patients who are optimal candidates for management in an intermediate care unit.

PMID:
9504593
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