TeleICU Lowers Mortality Rates and Length of Stay

March 31, 2011
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I love reporting good news!  Today I share the results of a meta-analysis looking reported in the March 28 issue of Archives of Internal MedicineResearchers looked at the use of telemedicine and found reduced mortality rates (20%) and shortened average length of stay (1.26 days) in the ICU.

I love reporting good news!  Today I share the results of a meta-analysis looking reported in the March 28 issue of Archives of Internal MedicineResearchers looked at the use of telemedicine and found reduced mortality rates (20%) and shortened average length of stay (1.26 days) in the ICU.

My favorite part is where the editorial encourages physicians to revisit the goals of ICU telemedicine itself — not just seeing it as an option for patient safety but rather as an effectiveness tool if it proved to be more effective.

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