A 56-year-old female asked:
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i had a recent surgery that i felt i should've been placed in icu after having. i was told i didn't meet the criteria for icu. what does that mean?

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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
35 years experience Pain Management
That's a good thing: Not to meet the criteria for Intensive care usually means that your underlying medical condition is stable enough that you didn't need that level monitoring. It also depends on the type and location of your surgery. Hospitals are all about safety, so if these things add up to you not needing to be watched more carefully.....all good.
Answered on Sep 12, 2014
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Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends on hospital: If you were not on a drip or breathing apparatus, cardiac monitor etc which required close monitoring, if the nursing on the standard Fl. were capable of taking care of you without being stressed, if your condition could not take a sudden turn for worse ex. GI bleed, crashing etc then ICU was not for you. These are just a few basic requirements.
Answered on Sep 11, 2014
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