Assessment of the worldwide burden of critical illness: the Intensive Care Over Nations (ICON) audit


Vincent J., Marshall J. C. , NAMENDYS-SILVA S. A. , FRANCOIS B., MARTIN-LOECHES I., LIPMAN J., ...More

LANCET RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.2, no.5, pp.380-386, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s2213-2600(14)70061-x
  • Title of Journal : LANCET RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.380-386

Abstract

Background Global epidemiological data regarding outcomes for patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are scarce, but are important in understanding the worldwide burden of critical illness. We, therefore, did an international audit of ICU patients worldwide and assessed variations between hospitals and countries in terms of ICU mortality.