One fourth of unplanned transfers to a higher level of care are associated with a highly preventable adverse event: a patient record review in six Belgian hospitals.
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Prior studies have found that unplanned transfers to the intensive care unit are generally not preventable. This study challenges that viewpoint, finding that preventable adverse events may have contributed to the need to escalate care in many patients.
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A multifaceted program for improving quality of care in intensive care units: IATROREF study.
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