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Effects of Telemedicine ICU Intervention on Care Standardization and Patient Outcomes

Effects of Telemedicine ICU Intervention on Care Standardization and Patient Outcomes

In this pre-post observational study, telemedicine ICU intervention was associated with improvements in care standardization and decreases in ICU and hospital mortality and length of stay. The mortality benefits were mediated in part through telemedicine ICU supplementation of low intensity bedside staffing hours.

ICU and hospital mortality and length of stay, best practice adherence rates, and telemedicine ICU performance metrics. Unadjusted ICU and hospital mortality and lengths of stay were not statistically significantly different. Adjustment for Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation Version IVa score, ICU type, and ICU admission time via logistic regression yielded significantly lower ICU and hospital mortality odds ratios of 0.58 (95% CI, 0.45–0.74) and 0.66 (95% CI, 0.54–0.80), respectively.

CriticalCare.news
September 3, 2020

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