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Retrospective cohort study
Daily multidisciplinary team rounds associated with reduced 30-day mortality in medical intensive care unit patients
  1. Matthew D McHugh
  1. Correspondence to Matthew D McHugh
    University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Room 379 Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217, USA; mchughm{at}nursing.upenn.edu

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Patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) require complex care and have a high risk of mortality and complications. Models of care that incorporate multidisciplinary care teams – teams including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other critical care staff members – have been endorsed by professional organisations as a means of improving quality of care for patients in the ICU. Another intervention identified as improving outcomes in the ICU is the use of a physician intensivist-led model of care.1 There …

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