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Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group (SICSAG)

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Published: 08 August 2017
Audit of Critical Care in Scotland
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The Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group (SICSAG) has maintained a national database of patients admitted to adult general Intensive Care Units (ICU) in Scotland since 1995. High Dependency Unit (HDU) activity has been added to this in recent years.

The aim of SICSAG is to improve the care of ICU AND HDU patients by systematic, comprehensive audit of their management and outcome.

We work with the Scottish critical care community and other NHS bodies to promote patient safety and improve quality and outcomes.

It is a recognised standard of healthcare governance internationally, that comparative critical care audits like SICSAG should exist to scrutinise care and set standards in healthcare systems. Worldwide, Scotland has one of the best developed audits of this activity and we are able to provide data for local, national and international comparisons and benchmarking.

Further information on SICSAG can be found at

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