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Surgery patients placed in alternate ICUs due to crowding get less attention from doctors

20:00 EDT 18 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Research has indicated that ICU boarder" patients -- for example, a brain surgery patient staying in a cardiac ICU -- have worse outcomes as a result of alternate placement, and now, a new study suggests one reason for these worse outcomes is that ICU boarders, compared to non-boarders, appear to get markedly less attention from doctors and other caregivers.

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