Linking of global intensive care (LOGIC): An international benchmarking in critical care initiative

J Crit Care. 2020 Dec:60:305-310. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2020.08.031. Epub 2020 Sep 14.


Benchmarking is a common and effective method for measuring and analyzing ICU performance. With the existence of national registries, objective information can now be obtained to allow benchmarking of ICU care within and between countries. The present manuscript briefly describes the current status of benchmarking in healthcare and critical care and presents the LOGIC project, an initiative to promote international benchmarking for intensive care units. Currently 13 registries have joined LOGIC. We showed large differences in the utilization of ICU as well as resources and in outcomes. Despite the need for careful interpretation of differences due to variation in definitions and limited risk adjustment, LOGIC is a growing worldwide initiative that allows access to insightful epidemiologic data from ICUs in multiple databases and registries.

Keywords: Benchmarking; Critical care; Global; Improvement science; Quality; Quality registry.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking / methods*
  • Critical Care / economics
  • Critical Care / methods*
  • Databases, Factual
  • Delivery of Health Care / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Admission
  • Registries*