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The global need for essential emergency and critical care

journal contribution
posted on 2023-02-15, 01:51 authored by CO Schell, M Gerdin Wärnberg, A Hvarfner, A Höög, U Baker, M Castegren, Tim BakerTim Baker
Critical illness results in millions of deaths each year. Care for those with critical illness is often neglected due to a lack of prioritisation, co-ordination, and coverage of timely identification and basic life-saving treatments. To improve care, we propose a new focus on essential emergency and critical care (EECC) - care that all critically ill patients should receive in all hospitals in the world. Essential emergency and critical care should be part of universal health coverage, is appropriate for all countries in the world, and is intended for patients irrespective of age, gender, underlying diagnosis, medical specialty, or location in the hospital. Essential emergency and critical care is pragmatic and low-cost and has the potential to improve care and substantially reduce preventable mortality.

History

Journal

Critical Care

Volume

22

Article number

284

Pagination

284-

Location

England

ISSN

1364-8535

eISSN

1466-609X

Language

en

Issue

1

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC