Forwarded from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy:



New Report: The Epidemiology and Outcomes of Critical Illness in Manitoba

Manitoba’s intensive care units (ICUs) operate efficiently, even though the supply of ICU beds in Manitoba is lower than the national average, says a new report the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy.


What makes this study so valuable is that it includes the entire population of Manitoba and every intensive care unit in the province. In 2007/08, Manitoba had 118 ICU beds. There were 82 in Winnipeg hospitals, nine in Brandon, and 27 more spread among nine rural hospitals.


In the most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers MCHP examined the use of intensive care units in the province from 1999 to 2008. They found:

Download the complete report and summary here:



Orvie Dingwall, BA, MLIS, AHIP

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