Providing intensive care

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7044.1476 (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1476

Cases of trauma can be managed in general intensive therapy units

  1. D F Bowden,
  2. D P Burke
  1. Consultant in accident and emergency Senior registrar, West Midlands regional rotation Manor Hospital, Walsall WS2 9PS

    EDITOR,—D W Ryan points out that increasing resources is one solution to the current crisis in the provision of intensive care services.1 The editorial fails, however, to address the problem of the inefficient use and staffing of some units.

    About 210 cases of major trauma occur in adults each year in Birmingham. About one third of the patients are admitted to the major injuries unit at …

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