Studies have shown that controlling blood glucose closely and carefully improves survival and morbidity among intensive care patients, but the ideal target remains controversial.
Sick ICU patients outnumber the people allocated to care for them, notes J. Christopher Farmer, MD, FACP.
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Kahn. “How much more benefit are you going to get by adding intensivist coverage at night?”. ... Kahn. Because the country's supply of intensivists is limited, daytime care could potentially be affected by the focus on night coverage.
Hobson said. Echoing a phrase used by several at the conference, Dr.
Michael O’Connor, MD, offers his thoughts at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Annual Congress in January.
A variety of strategies to improve communication were offered during several sessions at the conference, which was held in Chicago in June.
Boutwell reported. CONFERENCE COVERAGE. MEDICARE READMISSION PENALTIES EXAMINEDExperts discuss unintended effects at National Readmission Summit.
CONFERENCE COVERAGE. ACPHOSPITALIST March 2014 23. Table 2. Diagnoses with highest rate of30-day all-cause readmissions.
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