Resuscitation fluid use in critically ill adults: An international cross-sectional study in 391 intensive care units

Simon Finfer, B Liu, C Taylor, Rinaldo Bellomo, Laurent Billot, Deborah Cook, Bin Du, Colin McArthur, John Myburgh, SAFE TRIPS Investigators

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Conclusions: Administration of resuscitation fluid is a common intervention in intensive care units and choice of fluid varies markedly between countries. Although colloid solutions are more expensive and may possibly be harmful in some patients, they were administered to more patients and during more resuscitation episodes than crystalloids were.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberR185
Number of pages12
JournalCritical Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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