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Study shows impact of futile ICU care

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2014

A study of five ICUs at one health system showed at least one patient was being given futile treatment on 16% of days during which an ICU was full, while others waited for emergency care or died at other facilities while waiting for a transfer to a critical care unit. University of California, Los Angeles, and RAND researchers wrote in Critical Care Medicine that it is "unjust" when patients wait for ICU care because people who cannot benefit from ICU care occupy the beds. Science 2.0 (08/20)


Some hospitals go too far with Ebola preparations

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2014

CMS postpones data collection for sepsis quality measure

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2014

Many ICU discharges occur overnight, study finds

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2014

Sentinel alert on tubing connectors issued by Joint Commission

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2014

Antibacterial gel could eliminate resistant superbugs

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2014

Experts support hand hygiene, decolonization for MRSA control

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2014

More physicians cite retirement as reason for leaving medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2014

Automated EHR alerts can cut catheter-associated UTIs, study says

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2014

Study: Hospital mortality rates increase for urological surgeries

Critical Care SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2014


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