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Evaluating the effects of critical care 

Evaluating the effects of critical care
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Evaluating the effects of critical care
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Sheila K. Adam

and Sue Osborne

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215904.003.24
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date: 26 May 2022

Evidence-based care 534

Monitoring the impact of critical care 536

Evaluating cost and outcome in critical care 538

Ethical issues in critical care 540

Mental capacity and advanced directives 541

Follow-up and long-term problems 542

Evidence-based practice is the use of the best available critically-evaluated research to guide the choice of interventions, management, and care of the patient. The gold standard is the randomized, controlled trial (RCT). However, caution should be exercised in terms of validity and applicability when extrapolating results from the RCT with various inclusion and exclusion criteria to the ICU population as a whole....

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