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Mortality Improved And Length Of Stay Decreased By 24-Hour ICU In-House Staff Intensivist Coverage

The of a 24-h in-house staff coverage was associated with improved and reduced , along with quicker decision-making and a positive trend in quality of end-of-life care.

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.


This study was presented during CHEST 2012, the annual meeting of the , held October 20 – 25, in Atlanta, Georgia.
American College of Chest Physicians