Intermediate intensive units: Definition, legislation and need in Italy

G. Iapichino, R. Melotti, G. Breda, S. Rotelli, G. Apolone, G. Simini, E. Calappi

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This paper deals with the definition of intensive care medicine and the organization of different levels of care; intermediate and high level. The organization, facilities and personnel for intermediate care are discussed. The available public data on the organization of intensive medicine and modifications planned by the Legislator are considered. Finally, the usefulness of intermediate care and an estimate of the actual need, based on prospective multicentre ad hoc studies, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Intensive care medicine
  • Intermediate care
  • Legislation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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