FIGURE 9-3 Daily weekday emergency and elective surgical admissions.

FIGURE 9-3 Daily weekday emergency and elective surgical admissions.

FIGURE 9-4 Elective surgical admission requests vs. patient diversion or rejection from an intensive care unit.

FIGURE 9-4 Elective surgical admission requests vs. patient diversion or rejection from an intensive care unit.

SOURCE: McManus, M. L., M. C. Long, A. Cooper, J. Mandell, D. M. Berwick, M. Pagano, and E. Litvak. 2003. Variability in surgical caseload and access to intensive care services. Anesthesiology 98(6):1491-1496. Reprinted with permission from Wolters Kluwer Health.



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