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Tertiary & Quaternary Critical Care Treatment Information
Patients who require tertiary and quaternary care are often admitted to Critical Care for extra support and specialized care. While in Critical Care, you benefit from:
- Access to clinical trials. Our Critical Care physicians and many other IU Health specialists perform research and offer you access to clinical trials. Clinical trials involve receiving treatments, medicines or surgeries that are currently being studied and may not yet be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For patients with advanced or rare illnesses, these trials give hope when standard treatments fail. By participating in clinical trials, you also help medicine move forward and improve treatments for future patients. Without clinical trials, we would not have many of the effective and groundbreaking treatments we have today.
- Coordinated care. When you require quaternary care, you may have a rare or highly complicated illness or injury. Because of your specialized condition, you require a team approach to care that ensures all professionals involved in your care understand your needs and your treatment plan. Our Critical Care physicians work closely with other specialists who are treating you to control symptoms and complications of your condition, including respiratory failure, pain, bleeding or infection. We support you before and after surgical procedures, and administer treatment and therapy at your bedside so your care is convenient and efficient.
Tertiary & Quaternary Critical Care Locations & Physicians
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Tertiary & Quaternary Critical Care Support Services
Tertiary care and quaternary care are not common terms, but it is important to understand what they are so you can seek out the care you need. Find out more about them, as well as specific treatment options available at IU Health, at the links below.
A Sampling of Tertiary & Quaternary Critical Care Support Services
IU Health Clinical Trials
Find out more about research conducted at IU Health facilities across the state and what clinical trials are currently in process.
IU Health Conditions & Treatments
IU Health provides tertiary and quaternary care treatments in a variety of specialties for a wide range of conditions. To learn more about your options, visit the conditions and treatment page that best fits your needs.