Skip Navigation Skip To Footer


Potentially Preventable Intensive Care Unit Admissions in the United States, 2006 - 2015.

Weissman GE, Prasad Kerlin M, Yuan Y, Kohn R, Anesi GL, Groeneveld PW, Werner RM, Halpern SD


October 3rd, 2019

Appears In

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

External Link

External Link


Increasing intensive care unit (ICU) beds and the critical care workforce are often advocated to address an aging and increasingly medically complex population. However, reducing potentially preventable ICU stays may be an alternative to ensure adequate capacity. With this study we aim to determine the proportions of ICU admissions meeting two definitions of being potentially preventable using nationally representative United States (US) claims databases.

Page 1 Created with Sketch.

We generate high-quality evidence to advance healthcare policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness.