Adult Critical Care - GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report

13th Oct 2021

The Getting It right First Time (GIRFT) review of critical care has found a significant degree of unwarranted variation both in access to the service itself and in a number of other key areas, since provision and relative capacity varies between units. After analysis and investigation we have found several important opportunities to increase equity of access and improve overall patient care and outcomes. Insights gained from from the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic have fed into the report. It should also be noted that the unique funding model for critical care, the specialty’s demand-led nature and the fact that it provides care to but does not ‘own’ patients from across all hospital specialties make the notional financial opportunities less clear-cut – and arguably less relevant – than is the case for most GIRFT reports.

Please see the full report HERE

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