This retrospective analysis of 49 ICUs in 25 hospitals found no mortality benefit to night time intensivist staffing among ICUs with high-intensity daytime staffing, but did find a mortality benefit among ICUs with low-intensity daytime staffing. Night time intensivist staffing has mixed benefits, which depend on daytime staffing intensity (abstract)
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.