Essential Emergency and Critical Care: A Priority for Health Systems Globally
Critical illness is common, and the majority of critically ill patients are cared for outside intensive care units in emergency departments and general hospital wards. Essential Emergency and Critical Care (EECC) has been defined as the care that all critically ill patients should receive in all wards and units in all hospitals in the world.
Essential Emergency and Critical Care – a consensus among global clinical experts
The focus of this study was to specify the content of Essential Emergency Critical Care (EECC) for critically ill patients with COVID-19 due to the surge of critical illness in the current pandemic.
Essential care of critical illness must not be forgotten in the COVID-19 pandemic
This article discusses the need for essential care. Much of the attention is directed towards expensive, high-tech equipment while neglecting low-cost essential care. This paper recommends the policy focus should be on "basic, effective actions with potential population impact".
The global need for essential emergency and critical care
This paper discusses the need for essential emergency and critical care (EECC) for all critically ill patients. It is intended for patients irrespective of age, gender, underlying diagnosis, medical specialty, or location in the hospital.