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Telehealth Improves Patient Care in ICUs
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New research supports telehealth within intensive care units as improving patient survival rates and speeding discharge. “A Multi-center Study of ICU Telemedicine Reengineering of Adult Critical Care” examined the impact of remote intensive care units (eICUs) on nearly 120,000 critical care patients who were treated at 56 intensive care units, 32 hospitals, and 19 health systems over a five-year period. The research demonstrated reductions in both mortality and length of stay. The results were statistically significant on both an unadjusted and severity-adjusted basis.

 

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