Friday, August 21, 2009

Despite Wide Adoption, Little Evidence of eICU Impact on Intensive Care Cost/Quality

I am sure I know that some of our readers will disaagree with this , your thoughts?
While nearly 10 percent of U.S. hospital intensive care unit (ICU) beds use advanced telemonitoring--known as eICUs-- there has never been a systematic evaluation of how the innovative approach to caring for critically ill patients affects quality and costs, according to a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) published today as a Health Affairs Web Exclusive.

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