ICU admissions from EDs up nearly 50% in U.S.

05/15/2013

U.S. researchers looked at data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey and found that intensive care admissions from the emergency department rose by nearly 50%, from 2.79 million in 2002-2003 to 4.14 million in 2008-2009. Of all the ED patients, those aged 85 and older had the highest increase in the rate of ICU admissions. The findings appear in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine.

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