Sophia Ali1, Sahar Fatima2, Iqbal Ratnani3 and Salim Surani4*
1 Texas A and M University, College of Medicine, Texas
2 Houston, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
3 Assistant Professor, Weil Cornell Medical School, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
4 Adj, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Texas A and M University, Texas
*Corresponding Author: Salim Surani, Adj, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Texas A and M University, Texas.
Received: December 16, 2019; Published: January 01, 2020
In 2010, critical care medicine (CCM) costs in the United States was estimated to be $108 billion, representing 13.2% of hospital costs, 4.1% of national health expenditures, and 0.72% of the GDP . CCM costs increased 92% and ICU costs per day increased by 61% from 2000 to 2010 . The United States is by far is the highest spender on the healthcare. The high cost associated with CCM has garnered much attention, as CCM costs and the number of CCM beds continue to trend upward . Between 2000 and 2010, the number of CCM beds increased 17.8% while the number of hospital beds decreased by 2.2%, resulting in a 20.4% increase in the CCM/hospital bed ratio . The United States also uses intensive care services far more than other countries, especially among the elderly , premature/neonatal, and Medicaid populations .
Citation: Salim Surani., et al. “Medical Student Intensive Care Rotation: Is There A Gap in Education?". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.2 (2020): 01-02.
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