Year: 1993 Source: The Medical Journal of Australia, v.158, no.1, (January 4, 1993), p.28-30 SIEC No: 19930564

The objective set out for this paper is to determine the outcome of patients with acute overdose requiring admission to the Intensive Care Unit. The study surveyed a six year period, 732 patients and reviewed: death rate, use and duration of mechanical ventilation, type of compound taken and compounds associated with a fatal outcome. (22 refs.)