Intensive care unit physician staffing: financial modeling of the Leapfrog standard.

@article{Pronovost2004IntensiveCU,
  title={Intensive care unit physician staffing: financial modeling of the Leapfrog standard.},
  author={Peter J. Pronovost and Dale M Needham and Hugh Waters and Christian M. Birkmeyer and Jonah R Calinawan and John D. Birkmeyer and Todd Dorman},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={1247-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate from a hospital's perspective the costs and savings, over a 1-yr period, of implementing The Leapfrog Group's Intensive Care Unit Physician Staffing (IPS) standard compared with the existing standard of nonintensivist staffing in adult intensive care units. DESIGN Using published data, we developed a financial model of costs and savings for 6-, 12- and 18-bed intensive care units using conservative estimates for all variables. Sensitivity analyses, including a best-case… CONTINUE READING

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