Term: Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Data

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Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Definition:

NOTE: the Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Data has been updated in the Repository and this database is now considered inactive. For more up-to-date information on the current Critical Care and Medicine data in the Repository, see the Critical Care and Medicine Data glossary term.

The Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit (ICU) data contains episode information for critically ill individuals admitted to any of the adult ICUs in six Winnipeg hospitals. The types of ICUs include:

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU),
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU),
  • Intermediate Intensive Care Unit (IICU),
  • Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CICU), and
  • Critical Care Unit (CCU).
Data collected for each episode of care includes: patient demographics; diagnoses, complications and comorbidities; acuity scores; lab test results; and therapeutic interventions.

NOTE: In MCHP research, the Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit (ICU) data has also been referred to as the Winnipeg ICU Database (WICUDB).

For more information on the archived Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit (ICU) data, see the:

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  • Garland A, Fransoo R, Olafson K, Ramsey C, Yogendran M, Chateau D, McGowan K. The Epidemiology and Outcomes of Critical Illness in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)