Improving the Intensive Care Unit

  • Allan Garland


Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are a major component of modern healthcare systems. This, coupled with evidence demonstrating numerous problems with ICUs, mandate serious and sustained efforts to improve their performance.


Standardize Mortality Ratio Continue Medical Education Simplify Acute Physiology Score Total Quality Management Quality Circle 
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This chapter is a modified and updated version of the following articles:

Garland A. Improving the Intensive Care Unit. Part 1. Chest 127(6):2151–2164, 2005.

Garland A. Improving the Intensive Care Unit. Part 2. Chest 12(6):2165–2179, 2005.


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  • Allan Garland
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of ManitobaManitobaCanada

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