Asrat Agalu, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia.
Mirkuzie Woldie, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Yemane Ayele, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Worku Bedada College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Journal Year: 2014, Volume and Issue: Vol.6(9), P. 195 - 200

Published: Sept. 30, 2014

Many studies have been conducted in the intensive care unit (ICU). But little is known about the outcomes of ICU admissions. This is particularly the case in the ICU of developing countries. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess reasons and outcomes of admissions in the ICU of Jimma University Specialized Hospital (JUSH). A longitudinal study was conducted in the ICU of JUSH from February 7 to April 15, 2011. All patients admitted to the ICU during the study period were followed till discharge or death. Data was coded and entered into the Statistical Package for Social Sciences …

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