Results from 156 Hospitals Validate VISICU's eICU(R) Program as Solution
for U.S. Critical Care Crisis
BALTIMORE, May 20, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- ICU patients are nearly
one-third less likely to die, on average, when treated at hospitals using
the eICU(R) care delivery model, according to results released today by
VISICU, Inc. (http://www.visicu.com/).
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Data from more than 185,000 patients treated in 2006-2007 at hospital intensive care units (ICUs) using VISICU's eICU technology show significant reductions in mortality rates. Both published data from individual hospitals, and an analysis of VISICU data collected from 156 hospitals nationwide, show that using advanced eICU technologies to link remote critical care specialists 24/7 with hospital ICU teams is a potential solution to the nation's growing crisis in critical care.
Severity-adjusted hospital mortality rates over the two-year period were 9.6 percent for 185,464 patients at 156 hospitals with the eICU Program, compared to the national hospital mortality rate of 13.5 percent. The 29 percent reduction in hospital mortality translates to 7,233 lives saved in this sample alone, and provides evidence that hospitals using the VISICU eICU Program model are achieving improved patient outcomes.
The eICU Program (http://www.eicu.net/) uses advanced technology to
connect ICU patients and their bedside care teams with remote centralized
eICU Centers staffed by intensivists and nurses. The Leapfrog Group
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