The Costs of SDD
In recent years, the cost of intensive care treatment has become increasingly important to managers and medical professionals. In fact, every treatment could be discussed in the context of a cost-benefit analysis. At present, most hospitals have a committee that studies the need for all newly introduced medications and facilities. A cost analysis is usually performed. If SDD is introduced in a hospital, the medical staff and managers may be confronted with the question of its cost and benefits. The purpose of this chapter is to review the current literature relating to the cost of SDD.
KeywordsLiver Transplant Patient Intensive Care Treatment Selective Digestive Decontamination Multiple Trauma Patient Selective Decontamination
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