Hospital mortality, length of stay, and preventable complications among critically ill patients before and after tele-icu reengineering of critical care processes. - 06.11.2015

An adult tele-ICU intervention at an academic medical center that had been previously well staffed with a dedicated intensivist model and had robust best practice programs in place before the intervention was associated with lower mortality and shorter lengths of stay. Only part of these associations could be attributed to following best practice guidelines and lower rates of preventable complications. This suggests that there are benefits of a tele-ICU intervention beyond what is provided by daytime bedside intensivist staffing and traditional approaches to quality improvement

JAMA, 305(21), 2175-83.

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