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Impact of telemedicine intensive care unit coverage on patient outcomes
Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 3
Young, L.B., Chan, P.S., Lu, X., Nallamothu, B.K., Sasson, C., Cram, P.M.Impact of telemedicine intensive care unit coverage on patient outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysisArchives of Internal Medicine2011Vol. 171pp. 498-506
The authors concluded that telemedicine intensive care unit coverage was associated with lower intensive care unit mortality and length of stay, but not with lower in-hospital mortality or hospital length of stay. The authors’ conclusion reflected the evidence presented but, given the variation between included studies and inconsistency in findings of subgroup analyses, it should be interpreted with caution.