Multi-disciplinary rounding reduces mortality in ICUs

In this large statewide retrospective database analysis, adjusted ICU mortality was lowest in units which had daily multi-disciplinary rounds. When stratified by intensivist staffing, those with daily rounds and high staffing had the lowest mortality, followed by those with daily rounds and low staffing. Multi-disciplinary rounds are vital to good patient outcomes (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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