Virtual ICUs may boost survival, speed discharge, study says

12/6/2013 | American City Business Journals

A study of virtual ICUs that included 32 hospitals in 19 hospital systems showed patients were 26% more likely to survive their stay in the unit and 16% more likely to survive hospitalization overall, compared with patients in a traditional ICU. The study of Philips Healthcare's remote Intensive Care Unit Program, published in the journal Chest, also found patients in virtual ICUs were discharged sooner than those in a traditional unit.

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