Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage

Variability of ICU Use in Adult Patients With Minor Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage

Authors: Nishijima DK, Haukoos JS, Newgard CD, Staudenmayer K, White N, Slattery D, Maxim PC, Gee CA, Hsia RY, Melnikow JA, Holmes JF.

STUDY OBJECTIVE: Patients with minor traumatic intracranial hemorrhage are frequently admitted to the ICU, although many never require critical care interventions. To describe ICU resource use in minor traumatic intracranial hemorrhage, we assess (1) the variability of ICU use in a cohort of patients with minor traumatic intracranial hemorrhage across multiple trauma centers, and (2) the proportion of adult patients with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage who are admitted to the ICU and never receive a critical care intervention during hospitalization. In addition, we evaluate the association between ICU admission and key independent variables.

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