The Tip of the Iceberg: Is the Physician-to-Patient Ratio the Full Picture?
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Administration, Quality and Patient Safety, 2022
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A foundational aspect of high-quality critical care is the use of multidisciplinary healthcare teams that leverage the specialized training of each respective discipline. Evidence continues to demonstrate that the use of multidisciplinary critical care teams improves clinical outcomes. The level of healthcare professional staffing in the ICU correlates to patient outcomes and medical errors. It is clear that medical errors are independently associated with worse outcomes. However, the optimal practitioner-to-patient ratio needed to derive the benefits of this team-based approach and optimize safety is unknown. This session will feature a multidisciplinary panel who will communicate the synthesis of current evidence on optimization of healthcare professional-to-patient ratio for each discipline to educate ICU clinicians unfamiliar with these data and to spur the implementation of evidence-based healthcare professional-to-patient ratios in their ICUs.
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Content Type Presentation
Knowledge Area Administration
Knowledge Area Quality and Patient Safety
Knowledge Level Intermediate
Knowledge Level Advanced
Membership Level Select
Tag Healthcare Delivery
Tag Evidence Based Medicine
Year 2022
workload management
critical care
patient acuity
multidisciplinary critical care team


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