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J Trauma. 2008 Feb;64(2):366-70; discussion 370-3. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31816348a8.

Challenges to the care of the critically ill: novel staffing paradigms.

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Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. rosemary.a.kozar@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

The current shortage in intensive care unit (ICU) physician staffing coupled with Leapfrog initiatives has lead to novel ICU staffing paradigms including the use of nonsurgeon intensivists in surgical ICUs, increased development of telemedicine, and ICU regionalization.

PMID:
18301200
DOI:
10.1097/TA.0b013e31816348a8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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