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Development of the trauma intensive care unit within trauma systems 

Development of the trauma intensive care unit within trauma systems
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Development of the trauma intensive care unit within trauma systems
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Deepika Mohan

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10.1093/med/9780199777709.003.0001
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date: 22 February 2020

The modern trauma intensive care unit (ICU) reflects the confluence of twotrends: the development of inclusive trauma systems and the rise of subspecialtyintensive care units. This chapter will review key historical events that influencedthe development of the trauma ICU within trauma systems, as well assome of the literature on the current role of the trauma ICU in the managementof trauma patients.

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