Goals of care change with ICU bed availability

In this large cohort of patients with clinical deterioration requiring ICU care, reduced ICU bed availability was associated with a significantly increased likelihood of a change in the patients goals of care. Scarce resources may be a catalyst for enhanced discussions about care goals (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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