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Audit Commission calls for improvements to critical care

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7218.1152a (Published 30 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1152
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Critical care services in England and Wales are often inefficiently managed and poorly researched, concludes a report from the Audit Commission.

    The annual cost of critical care in England and Wales is around £700m ($1120m) and rising by up to 10% each year. The number of beds in intensive care units has increased by 50% over the past six …

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