The volume-outcome relationship in critically ill patients in relation to the ICU-to-hospital-bed ratio. Critical Care Medicine, June 2015, Vol. 43(6), p.1239-45.
Sasabuchi, Y., et al.
A volume-outcome relationship in ICU patients has been suggested in recent studies. However, it is unclear whether the ICU-to-hospital bed ratio affects the volume-outcome relationship. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between hospital volume and in-hospital mortality of adult ICU patients in relation to the ratio of ICU beds to regular hospital beds.