Reflections on the demand for critical care in the global medical village

Timothy G. Buchman*, Donald W. Chalfin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Beliefs and expectations surrounding critical care form a global mosaic. The contemporary reports collected in Part 1 of this book point to cultural foundations, individual and group expectations, and political and economic constructs as the primary drivers of the critical care allocation and delivery systems. Understanding this interplay globally illuminates the options available to transform critical care delivery locally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICU Resource Allocation in the New Millennium
Subtitle of host publicationWill We Say "No"?
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781461438663
ISBN (Print)1461438659, 9781461438656
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Analysis of global medical village
  • Future of health care
  • Global medical village
  • ICU resource allocation


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