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TAMAYO BARTUTIS, Ever et al. Unplanned admissions in an intensive care unit. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.1, pp.10-17. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and retrospective study of 109 patients, assisted in the Intensive Care Unit from "Vladimir Ilich Lenin" University General Hospital in Holguín was carried out from September, 2006 to the same month of 2007, with the objective of determining the frequency of the unplanned admissions in that Service. The necessary information was obtained from the clinical records and the registration book from the hospital. The patients who were in the postsurgical period prevailed (39.4%), while sepsis/multiple organs dysfunction (25.7%) constituted the most common causes for the admission. The occurrence of unexpected complications increased its frequency (43.0%), with higher severity predictors (66.0%), (APACHE II), compared to the scheduled cases.

Keywords : unplanned admission; intensive care unit; secondary health care.

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