Intensive Enough?

Campbell, Victoria
May 2012
New England Journal of Medicine;5/31/2012, Vol. 366 Issue 22, p2124
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which examined the benefits of overnight coverage by on-site consultant intensivists in intensive care units (ICUs), by Wallace and colleagues, published within the issue. Study authors found that the presence of a nighttime intensivist is associated with reduced mortality among low-intensity ICU patients. However, the study authors emphasized the need to be cautious when recommending a 24-hour intensivist coverage in high-intensity ICUs.


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