Hospitals should anticipate that normal staffing ratios and some standards of care are unlikely to be maintained,” the paper said, adding that “clinical guidelines for use (or denial) of scarce services,
Fogerty, MD, MPH, ACP Member, medical director for the center. “All the levers that we normally pull had already been pulled—doubles into triples, extra staffing, and flexing some of our
They concluded that tele-ICUs can provide benefits even to hospitals that already have daytime intensivist staffing and active quality improvement efforts.
The authors noted that those services often have similar staffing at all times, unlike other areas of the hospital.
difficile infection],” they said, noting variations in staffing, policies, practices, and procedures during different stages of occupancy.
that would consider the similarities among the current pathways, as well as economic and staffing issues.
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Our study suggests that a hospital workweek of Monday through Friday is not optimal for the care of patients with acute myocardial infarction,” the authors said, adding that better staffing or
They noted that different scheduling models “have been an area of intense debate among hospitalists,” but that “there have not been other quantitative studies of the impact of staffing models on
Like any improvement on the standard of care, diffusion of TCM will require workflow changes, investments in health care information technology, and a potential expansion of clinician capacity or staffing,” the