The impact of ambulance transfers of critically ill patients in a resource-limited environment

Heidi Lynn Stoltenkamp, David Muckart

Abstract


To identify if critically ill, ventilated  patients who undergo ambulance transfer post-operatively ,from RKKhan hospital theatre, to an intensive care unit (ICU) facility at a different hospital ,show evidence of clinical and biochemical deterioration upon arrival at the ICU, as compared to a similar group who do not undergo ambulance transfer , but are admitted directly to RKKhan ICU.