Association between critical care physician management and patient mortality in the intensive care unit.

@article{Levy2008AssociationBC,
  title={Association between critical care physician management and patient mortality in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Mitchell M. Levy and John Rapoport and Stanley Lemeshow and Donald B. Chalfin and Gary Phillips and Marion Danis},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={148 11},
  pages={
          801-9
        }
}
Context Critical care physicians or physicians without specialized critical care training may manage patients in intensive care units. Contribution This study described 101832 patients in 123 intensive care units in the United States. Patients managed by critical care physicians were sicker, had more procedures, and had higher hospital mortality rates than those managed by other physicians. Analyses that adjusted for severity of illness and the tendency for sicker patients to be managed by… CONTINUE READING

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