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Crit Care. 2010;14(1):206. doi: 10.1186/cc8222. Epub 2010 Feb 25.

Clinical review: critical care medicine in mainland China.

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Medical ICU, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 1 Shuai Fu Yuan, Beijing 100730, PR China. dubin98@gmail.com

Abstract

Critical care medicine began in mainland China in the early 1980s. After almost 30 years of effort, it has been recognized as a specialty very recently. However, limited data suggest that critical care resources, especially ICU beds, are inadequate compared with those of developed countries. National critical care societies work together to set up good practice standards, and to improve academic levels with scientific meetings, education programs, and training courses. Critical care research in mainland China is beginning to evolve, with great potential for improvement.

PMID:
20236446
PMCID:
PMC2875498
DOI:
10.1186/cc8222
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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