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Nagendran M, Dimick JB, Gonzalez AA
Mortality among older adults before versus after hospital transition to intensivist staffing.
The researchers sought to determine whether hospitals can reduce their mortality by adopting an intensivist staffing model. Adoption of an intensivist staffing model was not associated with improved mortality in Medicare beneficiaries. These findings suggest that the lower mortality rates previously observed at hospitals with intensivist staffing may be attributable to other factors.
AHRQ-funded; HS023621; HS024403.
Citation: Nagendran M, Dimick JB, Gonzalez AA . Mortality among older adults before versus after hospital transition to intensivist staffing. Med Care 2016 Jan;54(1):67-73. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000446.
Keywords: Mortality, Elderly, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Hospitalization, Critical Care