Journal of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine 2018 , Vol 9, Issue 1
A Retrospective Analysis of Quality Indicators in a Mixed-type Tertiary Center Intensive Care Unit
Serdar Efe 1 , İstiklal Sak 1 , Volkan İnal 1
1Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Yoğun Bakım Bilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye DOI : 10.5152/dcbybd.2018.1685

Objective: We aimed to take a snapshot to assess critical care specific quality indicators and performance of our critical care patients’ management course and to have some clues to improve our total quality as the first step of the “Total Quality Management” course.

Material and Methods
: The demographic and clinical data of 347 patients admitted to our tertiary center 10-bed mixed-type critical care unit between Jan 1, 2016 and Dec 31, 2016 were retrospectively analyzed at respect of designated quality indicators, herein by Pabon Lasso’s Method.

: The patients’ mean age was 65±16 years, average LOS was 8.9±16 days, bed turnover rate was 34.7, occupancy rate was 98.3%, mean APACHE II score was 23±9, and standardized mortality rate was <1 (0.97). The readmission rate after 48 h of discharge was 2.6%. The post-discharge 90-day mortality rate was 5.1%, post-operative 48th h mortality rate was 2.2%, central venous catheter rate (CVC) was 82%, CVC related blood stream infections were 12.7%, invasive mechanic ventilator (IMV) rate was 71%, IMV-days was 6.5±3 days, and VAP rate was 12.7%.

: The common quality indicators are not assumed and are objected to compare the inter-ICUs’ differences, on the other hand, could provide useful information about deficient or inefficient points of data to improvable clinics’ own performance.

Cite this article as
: Efe S, Sak İ, İnal V. A Retrospective Analysis of Quality Indicators in a Mixed-typed Tertiary Center Intensive Care Unit. Yoğun Bakım Derg 2018; 9 (1): 1-6.

Keywords : Intensive care, quality indicators, performance evaluation, Pabon Lasso’s Model, total quality management