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Hospital Mortality, Length of Stay, and Preventable Complications Among Critically Ill Patients Before and After Tele-ICU Reengineering of Critical Care Processes

C M Lilly, S Cody, H Zhao, K Landry, S P Baker, J McIlwaine, M W Chandler, R S Irwin, and for the University of Massachusetts Memorial Critical Care Operations Group JAMA, 2011, online May 16


This study, examining the effects of tele-medicine on outcomes in a large cohort of ICU pts in the US, reports a decrease in mortality compared to pre-intervention levels.

This result is in contrast to previous negative studies of similar size. The improvement in adherence to...


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