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Admission to critical care 

Admission to critical care
Admission to critical care

Heather Baid

, Fiona Creed

, and Jessica Hargreaves

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date: 21 September 2019

There have been significant changes in the management of the critically ill adult throughout the NHS over the past two decades. This chapter reviews the changes that have had an impact on the delivery of critical care, including initiatives designed to prevent admissions to critical care units, such as outreach teams and medical emergency teams. The various levels of care are discussed, and admission criteria and the organization of admission to a critical care unit are described.

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