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Current Statement of Intensive Care Units in Turkey: Data obtained from 67 Centers
Atilla Kara 10 ,  
Gülay Kır 17 ,  
Belgin Akan 18 ,  
Serdar Efe 22 ,  
Utku Datlı 26 ,  
Arzu Topeli 31 ,  
Hilal Sazak 33 ,  
Uğur Koca 42 ,  
Fethi Gül 45 ,  
Leyla Talan 43 ,  
Pelin Şen 50 ,  
Ender Gedik 51 ,  
Sinem Cesur 52 ,  
1 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, İzmir Dr.Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
2 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
3 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Çukurova University School of Medicine Balcalı Hospital, Adana, Turkey  
4 Department of Intensive Care Unit, İzmir Çiğli District Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
5 Clinic of Biostatistics, Çukurova University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey  
6 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
7 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Balıkesir State Hospital, Balıkesir, Turkey  
8 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
9 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Konya Numune Hospital, Konya, Turkey  
10 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Sivas Numune Hospital, Sivas, Turkey  
11 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Tarsus State Hospital, Mersin, Turkey  
12 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Ulus State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
13 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
14 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Van Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey  
15 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Akdeniz University Hospital, Antalya, Turkey  
16 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Erzurum District Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey  
17 Department of Intensive Care Unit, University of Health Sciences Gaziosmanpaşa Taksim Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
18 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
19 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
20 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Denizli State Hospital, Denizli, Turkey  
21 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Medicana International İstanbul Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
22 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Trakya University Health Research and Application Hospital, Edirne, Turkey  
23 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey  
24 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
25 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Manisa State Hospital, Manisa, Turkey  
26 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Kütahya Evliya Çelebi Training and Research Hospital, Kütahya, Turkey  
27 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey  
28 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Dörtyol State Hospital, Hatay, Turkey  
29 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Gaziantep Dr.Ersin Arslan Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey  
30 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Training and Research Hospital, Muğla, Turkey  
31 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
32 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Bolu İzzet Baysal State Hospital, Bolu, Turkey  
33 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Atatürk Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
34 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Gazi University School of Medicine Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
35 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey  
36 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey  
37 Department of Post-op Anesthesia Care Unit, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
38 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Afyonkarahisar State Hospital, Afyon, Turkey  
39 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Memorial Diyarbakır Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey  
40 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Uludağ University School of Medicine Hospital, Bursa, Turkey  
41 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, İzmir Central Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
42 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
43 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara University School of Medicine Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
44 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey  
45 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
46 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Atatürk University Health Research and Application Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey  
47 Department of Intensive Care Unit, İnönü University School of Medicine Hospital, Malatya, Turkey  
48 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, Diyarbakır Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey  
49 Department of Intensive Care Unit, İstanbul University Istanbul School of Medicine Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
50 Department of Intensive Care Unit, İstanbul Başkent University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
51 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Başkent University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
52 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Düzce University Health Research and Application Hospital, Düzce, Turkey  
53 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Eskişehir Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey  
54 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
55 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Ege University School of Medicine Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
56 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Afyon Kocatepe University Ahmed Necdet Sezer Research and Application Hospital, Afyon, Turkey  
57 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Karadeniz Technical University School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey  
58 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Adıyaman University School of Medicine Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey  
59 Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, American Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey  
Turk Thorac J 2018; 19: 209-215
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2018.170104
Key Words: Intensive care unit, point prevalence, survey
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: We aimed to obtain information about the characteristics of the ICUs in our country via a point prevalence study.


MATERIAL AND METHODS
: This cross-sectional study was planned by the Respiratory Failure and Intensive Care Assembly of Turkish Thoracic Society. A questionnaire was prepared and invitations were sent from the association’s communication channels to reach the whole country. Data were collected through all participating intensivists between the October 26, 2016 at 08:00 and October 27, 2016 at 08:00.


RESULTS
: Data were collected from the 67 centers. Overall, 76.1% of the ICUs were managed with a closed system. In total, 35.8% (n=24) of ICUs were levels of care (LOC) 2 and 64.2% (n=43) were LOC 3. The median total numbers of ICU beds, LOC 2, and LOC 3 beds were 12 (8-23), 14 (10-25), and 12 (8-20), respectively. The median number of ventilators was 12 (7-21) and that of ventilators with non-invasive ventilation mode was 11 (6-20). The median numbers of patients per physician during day and night were 3.9 (2.3-8) and 13 (9-23), respectively. The median number of patients per nurse was 2.5 (2-3.1); 88.1% of the nurses  were certified by national certification corporation.


CONCLUSION
: In terms of the number of staff, there is a need for specialist physicians, especially during the night and nurses in our country. It was thought that the number of ICU-certified nurses was comparatively sufficient, yet the target was supposed to be 100% for this rate.


Cite this article as
: Ediboğlu Ö, Yazıcıoğlu Moçin Ö, Özyılmaz E, et al. Current Statement of Intensive Care Units in Turkey: Data Obtained from 67 Centers. Turk Thorac J 2018; 19(4): 209-15.

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