• Evaluation of ICU practice in Scandinavia [editorial]

      Wernerman, J; Stefánsson, T (Blackwell Munksgaard, 2003-11-01)
      Intensive care medicine is a relatively young discipline, which in the Scandinavian countries is within the Anaesthesia speciality. Throughout the world the organization of intensive care medicine is very variable. Intensive care units (ICUs) may serve only one medical discipline or they may, as is most common in the Scandinavian countries, be multidisciplinary. The speciality of the doctors in charge of ICUs, the intensivists, also varies. In the Scandinavian countries an anaesthesiologist, profiled towards intensive care medicine is most common, but in other countries pulmonologists, surgeons, paediatricians, gastroenterologists etc, may also become intensivists. This