About the Department of Intensive Care

The department of intensive care (4131) at Rigshospitalet is a tertiary and multidisciplinary department treating both children and adults. ​


​The patients admitted to the unit present with a broad spectrum of challenging medical conditions, including trauma, infectious diseases, burns, hematological disorders (including bone marrow transplants), vascular surgery and patients requiring hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

We receive patients for postoperative care after complex surgical procedures such as solid organ transplantation and reconstructive cancer surgery. 

The ICU is a 23-bed unit. On an annual basis 1200 patients are treated with a bed occupancy rate of 89%. The average length of stay being 5.2 days. 

Quality of care and benchmarking are continually assessed, and in 2010 our standardized mortality ratio was 0,48. Despite the high occupancy rate, the number of transfers to other ICUs has been reduced to 2%. The readmission rate was 3,3% in 2012. ​

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