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Table 3 Communication of ICU Bed Allocation Decisions

From: Communication of bed allocation decisions in a critical care unit and accountability for reasonableness

Multiple Decision Makers Critical Care Physician Intensive Care Unit " Resource Nurse" End-User Physicians Critical Care Fellows Patient Flow Co-ordinator
Independent Functioning ''Parallel tracks'' of decision-making
Indirect Communication Telephone Intermediaries [housestaff, receptionists]
No Guidelines Affected parties left "out of the loop"