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Transfer of the Sickest Patient in the Hospital: When How and by Whom

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Abstract

The practice of transferring critically ill patients is common both within and between medical facilities. Accurate figures for the number of such transfers are hard to obtain in the UK as there is currently no national reporting system; nevertheless, available data suggests roughly 4500–11,000 critically ill patients are transferred between hospitals per annum [1, 2].

Keywords

Inter-hospital transfer Intensive Care Hazards Patient preparation Escort 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Magill Department of AnaesthesiaChelsea and Westminster HospitalLondonUK

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