David J. Muscatello

Journal article

Towards public health surveillance of intensive care services in NSW, Australia

This paper concludes that the new intensive care clinical information systems offer a largely untapped resource for continuous, mainstream, rapid ICU surveillance of severe illness. A continuous, mainstream, rapid ICU surveillance facility that will readily adapt to emergency situations would be a valuable resource for...

Deck the halls with rows of trolleys . . . emergency departments are busiest over the Christmas holiday period

Between 2001 and 2006, average weekly counts of emergency department visits increased by 9% during the holiday period. The holiday increase was largely accounted for by visits that were less urgent, and for patients who were not admitted, did not arrive by ambulance, had a...