Peer reviewing critical care: a pragmatic approach to quality management

Jan-Peter Braun, Hanswerner Bause, Frank Bloos, Götz Geldner, Marc Kastrup, Ralf Kuhlen, Andreas Markewitz, Jörg Martin, Hendrik Mende, Michael Quintel, Klaus Steinmeier-Bauer, Christian Waydhas, Claudia Spies & NeQuI (Quality Network In Intensive Care Medicine)
Critical care medicine frequently involves decisions and measures that may result in significant consequences for patients. In particular, mistakes may directly or indirectly derive from daily routine processes. In addition, consequences may result from the broader pharmaceutical and technological treatment options, which frequently involve multidimensional aspects. The increasing complexity of pharmaceutical and technological properties must be monitored and taken into account. Besides the presence of various disciplines involved, the provision of 24-hour care requires multiple...