TITLE

Regional ICUs?

AUTHOR(S)
Vaughan, Carrie
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Oct2007, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the regionalization of intensive care units (ICU) as a concept in the light of work force shortages, demand for services and rising costs. According to the article, this concept will improve outcomes especially in complex illnesses due to the clustering of resources and expertise. The disadvantages will be the impact on patients who would rather stay with a physician they know in an area closer to home. Another drawback to the concept is that the reimbursement system does not support regionalization.
ACCESSION #
27654636

 

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