Turkish Thoracic Journal
Original Article

Current Statement of Intensive Care Units in Turkey: Data obtained from 67 Centers

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, İzmir Dr.Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Çukurova University School of Medicine Balcalı Hospital, Adana, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, İzmir Çiğli District Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Clinic of Biostatistics, Çukurova University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Balıkesir State Hospital, Balıkesir, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Konya Numune Hospital, Konya, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Sivas Numune Hospital, Sivas, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Tarsus State Hospital, Mersin, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Ulus State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Van Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Akdeniz University Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Erzurum District Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, University of Health Sciences Gaziosmanpaşa Taksim Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Denizli State Hospital, Denizli, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Medicana International İstanbul Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Trakya University Health Research and Application Hospital, Edirne, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Manisa State Hospital, Manisa, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Kütahya Evliya Çelebi Training and Research Hospital, Kütahya, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Dörtyol State Hospital, Hatay, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Gaziantep Dr.Ersin Arslan Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Training and Research Hospital, Muğla, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Hacettepe University School of Medicine Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Bolu İzzet Baysal State Hospital, Bolu, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Atatürk Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Gazi University School of Medicine Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey

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Department of Post-op Anesthesia Care Unit, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Afyonkarahisar State Hospital, Afyon, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Memorial Diyarbakır Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Uludağ University School of Medicine Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, İzmir Central Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara University School of Medicine Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Atatürk University Health Research and Application Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, İnönü University School of Medicine Hospital, Malatya, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, Diyarbakır Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, İstanbul University Istanbul School of Medicine Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, İstanbul Başkent University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Ankara Başkent University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Düzce University Health Research and Application Hospital, Düzce, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Eskişehir Yunus Emre State Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Health Sciences University, Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Ege University School of Medicine Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, Afyon Kocatepe University Ahmed Necdet Sezer Research and Application Hospital, Afyon, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Karadeniz Technical University School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey

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Department of Intensive Care Unit, Adıyaman University School of Medicine Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey

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Clinic of Intensive Care Unit, American Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey

Turk Thorac J 2018; 19: 209-215
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2018.170104
Read: 1571 Downloads: 239 Published: 18 July 2019

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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