Improvement In Mortality and Decreases Length of Stay Is 24-hour ICU In-house Staff Intensivist

by Rukmani Krishna on  October 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM Hospital News
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Associated with improved mortality rates and reduced length of stay, along with quicker decision-making and a positive trend in quality of end-of-life care is the implementation of a 24-h ICU in-house staff intensivist coverage.
 Improvement In Mortality and Decreases Length of Stay Is 24-hour ICU In-house Staff Intensivist
Improvement In Mortality and Decreases Length of Stay Is 24-hour ICU In-house Staff Intensivist

In two separate studies, researchers analyzed outcomes data prior to and after the implementation of the 24-h intensivist staffing model. Both studies showed significant improvements after the staffing change, including reduced mortality rates, decreased length of stay by nearly a half day, as well as improved decision-making and improved quality of care at the end-of-life.

The studies were presented during CHEST 2012, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held October 20 - 25, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Source: Eurekalert

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