Critical care outreach team's effect on patient outcome: Other conclusions are possible

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.347 (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:347
  1. Christian P Subbe, advanced trainee in intensive care medicine (csubbe@hotmail.com)
  1. Intensive Therapy Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea SA6 6NL

EDITOR—In their paper Ball et al show that the intervention of a critical care outreach team increased survival to discharge and rate of readmissions to critical care.1 Despite the reduced probability of inhospital mortality in the intervention group of patients, the relative risk ratio was 1.00-1.18; it therefore includes 1 (unless a further figure …

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