Critical care staffing ratio and outcome of COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care unit admission during the first pandemic wave: a retrospective analysis across Switzerland from the RISC-19-ICU observational cohort.
Journal Paper/Review - Jun 20, 2022
Jeitziner Marie-Madlen, Moser André, Wendel-Garcia Pedro David, Exl Matthias Thomas, Keiser Stefanie, Schuepbach Reto A, Pietsch Urs, Cereghetti Sara, Boroli Filippo, Marrel Julien, Sigg Anne-Aylin, Ksouri Hatem, Schott Peter, Dullenkopf Alexander, Fleisch Isabelle, Heise Antje, Laurent Jean-Christophe, Jakob Stephan M, Hilty Matthias P, Que Yok-Ai, RISC-19-ICU Investigators for Switzerland
The surge of admissions due to severe COVID-19 increased the patients-to-critical care staffing ratio within the ICUs. We investigated whether the daily level of staffing was associated with an increased risk of ICU mortality (primary endpoint), length of stay (LOS), mechanical ventilation and the evolution of disease (secondary endpoints).