Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The field of intensive care and the evidence with which it is practiced
have matured greatly over the past decade. As a result of advances in technology
and the aging of our population, those who care for critically ill patients
are faced with the increasingly challenging job of staying current on the
depth and breadth of intensive care. At present, intensive care unit (ICU)
costs account for approximately 1% of the US gross domestic product,1 and up to 2.5 million people are admitted to ICUs
yearly for mechanical ventilation.2 It is
imperative that intensivists have a comprehensive yet readable and up-to-date
textbook for the ICU.
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