Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Clinical Outcomes, Costs, and Decisionmaking

NTIS order #PB85-145928

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Full Report ~1038K
Front Matter ~54K
Table of Contents ~92K

1: Introduction and Executive Summary ~39K
2: Evolution, Distribution, and Regulation of Intensive Care Units ~59K
3: Cost of ICU Care ~23K
4: Utilization of ICUs ~43K
5: Outcomes of Intensive Care: Medical Benefits and Cost Effectiveness ~64K
6: Payment for ICU Service ~44K
7: The ICU Treatment Imperative ~64K
8: Foregoing Life - Sustaining Treatment ~60K
9: Conclusions and Possible Future Steps ~20K

A: Acknowledgments and Health Program Advisory Committee ~19K
B: Cost Estimates ~53K
References ~516K