Scotland’s intensive care units maintain high performance despite rising demand


The above diagram, from the Scottish Intensive Care Society audit report of August 2018, shows performance in Scotland’s intensive care units maintaining the progress of the last ten years despite soaring demand for their services. There have been no significant changes in the mortality rates within ICUs over the last six years (blue bars) despite a significant increase in demand in the same period (pale blue line).

It is only in the very last paragraph of the report that we can read:

‘It is evident in this report that there is widespread support, clinical engagement and enthusiasm for ongoing continuous improvement amongst the critical care clinicians who care for those requiring critical care in Scotland.’



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