Intensive Care Medicine in 10 Years
- Editeur : SPRINGER
- Date de parution : 11 janvier 2007
- ISBN 13 : 9783540260998
- Type : Broché
Descriptif détaillé : Intensive Care Medicine in 10 Years
"Critical care is distinguished by the absolute need for its clinical leaders to understand and practice interdisciplinary teamwork … . This is … a book that may facilitate or help initiate a planning process for leaders who recognize the imperative for change and adaptation in critical care. Accordingly, I recommend this book to individuals and groups engaged in all aspects of critical care. Accordingly, I recommend this book to individuals and groups engaged in all aspects of critical care management, now and in the future." (J. Christopher Farmer, Respiratory Care, Vol. 52 (3), 2007
Although its roots date back to the early decades of the 20th century, critical care medicine did not emerge as a specialty in medicine until the 1970’s. Over the last 30 years or so, the field of critical care medicine has grown tremendously and there is now a solid body of scientific information that forms the foundation for the practice of critical care medicine. But, now as physicians and hospitals around the world focus to an ever greater extend on providing high quality care, the practice of critical care medicine will continue to grow in visibility and importance among clinicians and the general public as well.
This book seeks to identify the trends in critical care medicine that will form the basis for practice over the next ten years. Predicting the future is always risky. Nevertheless, the ideas articulated in this book are likely to serve as a road map for intensivists, hospital administrators and governmental leaders interested in healthcare, as they seek to improve the quality and efficiency of hospital-based services.