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Department-Based ICU Improves Patient Survival Rates

Department-Based ICU Improves Patient Survival Rates

A new Michigan Medicine study found that implementing a dedicated emergency medicine department-based intensive care unit improved patient survival rates and lowered inpatient intensive care unit (ICU) admissions.

In the study, the research team collected data from electronic health records for all Michigan Medicine emergency department visits between September 1, 2012 and July 31, 2017, and divided them into a pre-EC3 implementation cohort and a post-EC3 implementation cohort. Then they examined 30-day patient mortality outcomes, as well as ICU admission rates, among all emergency department patients before and after EC3 implementation.

By applying cutting-edge critical care diagnostics and therapies to our sickest patients very early in their presentation to the emergency department, we were able to optimize their care in a way that improved outcomes and often reduced the need for an inpatient ICU admission.

The EC3 is one of the most advanced emergency critical care centers in the country. The 7,800 square-foot unit opened in February 2015 and has five resuscitation trauma bays and nine patient rooms. The unit is adjacent to the main adult emergency department.

Massey EC3 or Massey Family Foundation Emergency Critical Care Center is the most advanced center for critically ill and injured emergency patients in the United States.

CriticalCare.news
August 12, 2019

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