Does a full-time, 24-hour intensivist improve care and efficiency?

R. W. Carlson, D. E. Weiland, K. Srivathsan

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This article reviews the hypothesis that staffing with full time intensive care physicians leads to improvements in the management of ICUs and in the outcome for ICU patients. Variations in the professional organization of critical care units in the United States are discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of open, closed, and transitional (comanagement) ICU organizational structures are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-552
Number of pages28
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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