Does admission during morning rounds increase the mortality of patients in the medical ICU

Chest, 05/07/2012

Being admitted to the medical ICU during morning rounds is not associated with a poorer outcome than afternoon and night admissions. Because the patients admitted during morning rounds were more severe cases, this underlines the importance of the ICU team’s availability during this time. Further studies are needed in order to evaluate if a specific medical organization overnight in the wards would be able to improve patients’ outcome by preventing delayed ICU admission.

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