S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) The Seoul Journal of Medicine The Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 24 No.3 (1983)
호흡관리 중환자의 사망례에 대한 고찰
A Clinical Study on the Mortality Cases in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
- 정익수; 이호성; 고홍; 함병문; 김성덕; 김광우; 곽일용
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 의과대학
- Seoul J Med, Vol.24 No.3, pp. 324-328
- A clincal study was performed on the mortality
cases among the patients who were admitted in the
Respiratory Intensive Care Unit in Seoul National
University Hospital from 1979 to 1982.
The total number of patients who were managed
in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit in this period was
2,727 and the mortality cases among them were 243
and the overall mortality rate was 8.996.
The mortality rate in 1979 was 19.196 but this
was reduced to 4.6% in 1982.
The highest mortality rate was recorded by the
patients of Department of Neurosurgery. This was
66.7% in 1979 but reduced to 6.3% in 1982. The
mean mortality rate under 1 year of age in this
period showed 20.5% which was the highest.
The mortality rate in each sex in the adopted
duration showed no significant difference from each
other. The ventilators which were used for respiratorysupport
were one kind of pressure regulated mode
(Bird) and several models of volume and time regulated
type (Bennet MA·), Emerson, Faregger, Bourns
The causes of death were low cardiac output, sepsis,
brain demage, respiratory failure, and others in
order of their prevalence.