Do intensivists in ICU improve outcome?

@article{Fuchs2005DoII,
  title={Do intensivists in ICU improve outcome?},
  author={Ralph J Fuchs and Sean M. Berenholtz and Todd Dorman},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          125-35
        }
}
Despite considerable investment of resources, there remains wide variation in organization of Intensive Care Units (ICUs). One key domain is the physician staffing. In particular, does staffing with physicians trained in critical care (intensivists) improve clinical outcomes? The rationale for improved outcome with intensivist staffing is that physicians who have the skills to treat critically ill patients, and who are immediately available to detect and treat problems, may prevent or attenuate… CONTINUE READING

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