The primary outcome was all-cause mortality for weekends versus weekdays. Subgroup analyses examined staffing levels, rates and times to procedures, and illness severity. ... In subgroup analyses, mortality rates were consistently higher for weekend
The increase in the teaching service's capacity allowed the nonteaching service to reduce its staffing by one nonphysician provider per day.
Staffing the hospital is only the beginning of the challenges. “Then you have to figure out what to do with the staff you have—where are they going to sleep, shower,
The authors noted that those services often have similar staffing at all times, unlike other areas of the hospital.
Zimmerman. “Sometimes it means just an up-training and sometimes some increased staffing on a floor. ... Kahn. With their high technology and staffing, ICUs are expensive to run, and most of the cost is fixed.
Subgroup analyses examined staffing levels, rates and times to procedures, and illness severity. ... In subgroup analyses, mortality rates were consistently higher for weekend versus weekday admissions regardless of staffing, rates and delays of
To address this, hospitals will need to ensure flexible staffing during this time.
Successful treatment requires 24-hour staffing with specialists and neuro-interventionists and the infrastructure to continuously evaluate these patients,” said Tudor Jovin, MD, associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery, director of
Dr. Epstein doesn't have an explanation for the findings, but he suspects it might indicate that boosting nurse staffing could be the most cost-effective solution to the nighttime disparity ... When staffing is reduced, there's a greater need to work as
They concluded that tele-ICUs can provide benefits even to hospitals that already have daytime intensivist staffing and active quality improvement efforts.