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The intensive care unit supplies highly trained medical, nursing, and paramedical personnel as well as diagnostic and monitoring equipment for close observation and intensive management of critically ill patients. The concept of the intensive care unit is well established in the United States but required justification by John C. Stoddart in the English hospital environment. Indeed, Dr. Stoddart states that the purpose of his book is to increase the interest of medical personnel in the concept of intensive care.
Part One of each book deals with the physical organization of the intensive care unit as well as the categories of
Intensive Therapy.Intensive Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;85:552–553. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-552_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):552-553.
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