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dc.contributor.authorYuguero Torres, Oriol
dc.contributor.authorVena Martínez, Ana Belén
dc.contributor.authorForné Izquierdo, Carles
dc.contributor.authorLacasta García, José Daniel
dc.contributor.authorLlobet, Cecilia
dc.contributor.authorAbadías, María José
dc.description.abstractThere are lack of indicators of quality of care in resuscitation units of emergency departments. With the aim of proposing a series of indicators to evaluate the quality of care delivered in hospital resuscitation areas, we conducted a descriptive study of 7579 admissions to the resuscitation unit of an emergency department at a Spanish hospital between 2012 and 2016. The proposed indicators were the percentage of patients attending to the emergency department admitted to the resuscitation area by level of triage, the length of stay, the percentage of patients moved to intensive care and surgery at disposition, the mortality in the area or in the emergency department within 24 hours of disposition, and the data completeness. A majority of the patients (62.6%) were men and the median age was 68 years. Over 99% of the required data were recorded. Median length of stay in the resuscitation unit was 0.87 hours (interquartile range, 0.5–1.5). Approximately 80% of patients categorized as an emergency on admission to the emergency department were admitted to the resuscitation unit, although the proportion of urgency patients was higher. The main disposition destination was a trauma cubicle (82.3% of cases). Mortality was 0.41%. Specific indicators are needed to assess the quality of care delivery in resuscitation units. We believe that our findings will provide new insights into the work done to date in this field.ca_ES
dc.publisherLippincott, Williams & Wilkinsca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a
dc.relation.ispartofMedicine, 2018, vol. 97, núm. 48, e13467ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd (c) Oriol Yuguero et al., 2018ca_ES
dc.titleQuality of care indicators for a resuscitation unit: A descriptive study and proposalca_ES

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