Patients receiving ICU services via telehealth spend less time in hospital

Patients in the ICU who received care from a teleintensivist were less likely to die and more likely to be discharged sooner than those who received traditional ICU care, data show.Researchers said teleintensivists can help identify health issues earlier and move care along more quickly. They can also potentially work overnight, covering several ICUs and allowing the daytime intensivist to get more uninterrupted sleep, reducing the likelihood of physician burnout, according to Chiedozie I. Udeh MD, MHEcon, MBA, an intensivist at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and coauthor of the study.“InRead More

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