Nighttime intensivist staffing and mortality among critically ill patients.

@article{Wallace2012NighttimeIS,
  title={Nighttime intensivist staffing and mortality among critically ill patients.},
  author={David J Wallace and Derek C. Angus and Amber E Barnato and Andrew A. Kramer and Joseph Michael Kahn},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={366 22},
  pages={
          2093-101
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hospitals are increasingly adopting 24-hour intensivist physician staffing as a strategy to improve intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes. However, the degree to which nighttime intensivists are associated with improvements in the quality of ICU care is unknown. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study involving ICUs that participated in the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) clinical information system from 2009 through 2010, linking a survey of ICU… CONTINUE READING

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