Impact of nonphysician staffing on outcomes in a medical ICU.

@article{Gershengorn2011ImpactON,
  title={Impact of nonphysician staffing on outcomes in a medical ICU.},
  author={Hayley B Gershengorn and Hannah Wunsch and Romina Wahab and David E. Leaf and Daniel Brodie and Guohua Li and Phillip Factor},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 6},
  pages={1347-1353}
}
BACKGROUND As the number of ICU beds and demand for intensivists increase, alternative solutions are needed to provide coverage for critically ill patients. The impact of different staffing models on the outcomes of patients in the medical ICU (MICU) remains unknown. In our study, we compare outcomes of nonphysician provider-based teams to those of medical house staff-based teams in the MICU. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 590 daytime (7:00 am-7:00 pm) admissions to two MICUs… CONTINUE READING
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