Critical care in the developing world - a challenge for us all

Crit Care. 2010;14(2):131. doi: 10.1186/cc8871. Epub 2010 Mar 11.


The rapid economic growth in parts of the developing world is being accompanied by an expansion of critical care. Hurdles to expansion include lack of critical care training for healthcare workers. This is coupled with a need for a huge number of healthcare workers due to the high populations of countries such as China and India. Intensivists in the developed world can and should help.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Health Personnel / education*
  • Health Workforce*
  • Humans