Term: Estimated ICU Admission Pool (EIAP)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-04-20

Definition:

A factor designed for this report (Garland et al., 2012) to estimate the number of critically ill people in that year who "should" have been admitted to a high-intensity Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is calculated by summing the number of people who were admitted to an urban ICU in that year and the number of people who died in that year without being admitted to an urban ICU, excluding deaths for people known to be in palliative care in the two years prior to death. This is only an estimate of the number of potential ICU patients because it:

    1) includes people who died before they were able to get to an urban ICU,
    2) includes those who died and had not desired ICU care, but were not enrolled in a formal palliative program, and
    3) excludes those who survived critical illness without urban ICU care.

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References 

  • 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)