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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Jul-Aug;53(4):400-4.

[Quality care in an intensive therapy unit at private hospital].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Facultad Mexicana de Medicina, División de Postgrado, Universidad La Salle, Distrito Federal, México. coordinació


in English, Spanish


The aim of this article is to evaluate the quality of care in intensive care, with international quality indices.


It was a descriptive study in an intensive care private care in Mexico. 2012 indicators are analyzed in a total of 446 hospital patients. The quality indicators were in line with international recommendations. The severity was determined by the scale SAPS III.


Indicator of ventilation associated pneumonia was below the recommended standard (11.7 vs. 12 per thousand), bacteremia related central venous catheter in accepted ranges (5.7 vs. 4 per thousand). The ulcer prophylaxis, prevention of pulmonary embolism and prevention of falls in high compliance proportions (> 90, > 95 % and 0 falls). The rates of unplanned extubation and re-intubation below indicators (< 1 per thousand days intubation and < 12 %). While indicators varied by classification of severity of the condition, the goals were met. Mortality was lower than that estimated by gravity.


In this therapy the implementation of internationally recommended actions has helped maintain an adequate quality of care. The effort has impacted not only the patients with acute conditions of admission, but also patients with high mortality or Hazard.


Hospital mortality; Indicators of health services; Intensive care; Quality of health care

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