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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/75843
Title:
Critical care transfers - a danger foreseen is half avoided.
Authors:
Haji-Michael, Philip
Abstract:
How good is the care patients receive during interhospital transfer? The results of a study in this journal make for some disturbing reading. Adverse events occur in about one-third of cases. Half the time this can be related to not following advice from the receiving centre. Of these events, 70% are, in the author's opinion, avoidable and 30% are related to technical problems. So how do we make things better? All transfer equipment needs to be standardized and be "fit-for-purpose". Each hospital needs to take responsibility for the quality of care received in transfer, and this should include guidelines, training and equipment.
Affiliation:
Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK. critcaredoc@btopenworld.com
Citation:
Critical care transfers - a danger foreseen is half avoided. 2005, 9 (4):343-4 Crit Care
Journal:
Critical Care
Issue Date:
Aug-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/75843
DOI:
10.1186/cc3773
PubMed ID:
16137381
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1466-609X
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorHaji-Michael, Philip-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-29T12:31:45Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-29T12:31:45Z-
dc.date.issued2005-08-
dc.identifier.citationCritical care transfers - a danger foreseen is half avoided. 2005, 9 (4):343-4 Crit Careen
dc.identifier.issn1466-609X-
dc.identifier.pmid16137381-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/cc3773-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/75843-
dc.description.abstractHow good is the care patients receive during interhospital transfer? The results of a study in this journal make for some disturbing reading. Adverse events occur in about one-third of cases. Half the time this can be related to not following advice from the receiving centre. Of these events, 70% are, in the author's opinion, avoidable and 30% are related to technical problems. So how do we make things better? All transfer equipment needs to be standardized and be "fit-for-purpose". Each hospital needs to take responsibility for the quality of care received in transfer, and this should include guidelines, training and equipment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshCritical Care-
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Reform-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPatient Transfer-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Health Care-
dc.titleCritical care transfers - a danger foreseen is half avoided.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChristie Hospital, Manchester, UK. critcaredoc@btopenworld.comen
dc.identifier.journalCritical Careen

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