Data from one high dependency unit supports their effectiveness

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1413 (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1413
  1. J E Peacock,
  2. D L Edbrooke
  1. Senior lecturer in anaesthesia Director of intensive therapy unit Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    EDITOR,—D W Ryan1 and J Bion,2 in discussing the provision of intensive care beds, suggest that there should be more high dependency beds, although information on their effectiveness seems to be lacking. At the Royal Hallamshire Hospital we opened a two bedded, five day high dependency unit in 1992. The primary reason for this was to counter the recurrent cancellation of elective major surgery when an intensive care bed …

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