Year in review 2006: Critical Care - Resource management

Marcus J. Schultz, Michael Kuiper, Peter E. Spronk, Margreeth B. Vroom, Ognjen Gajic

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As health care resources become increasingly constrained, it is imperative that intensive care unit resources be optimized. In the years to come, a number of challenges to intensive care medicine will need to be addressed as society changes. Last year's Critical Care papers provided us with a number of interesting and highly accessed original papers dealing with health care resources. The information yielded by these studies can help us to deal with issues such as prognostication, early detection and treatment of delirium, prevention of medical errors and use of radiology resources in critically ill patients. Finally, several aspects of scientific research in critically ill patients were investigated, focusing on the possibility of obtaining informed consent and recall of having given informed consent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number223
JournalCritical Care
StatePublished - Aug 24 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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