Audit Commission calls for improvements to critical careBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7218.1152a (Published 30 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1152
- Caroline White
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 …