Margin of Excellence – ICU Utilization
The intensive care unit (ICU) is where some of the most critically ill patients are seen for close observation and monitoring. However, the decision to admit patients to an ICU and how they are treated is often dependent on multiple variables, such as patient clinical status, practitioner discretion, institutional policies and procedures and hospital capacity. ICU admission is often a subjective call, rather than one guided by the evidence.
Unjustified variation in ICU care, leading to overuse or misuse, has potential clinical consequences and contributes to unnecessary spending, making this a prime target for optimization.
NEW REPORT: A Dec. 2017 Premier report provides data-driven, evidence-based insights on cost and quality opportunities in the ICU to drive improvement in care delivery.
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“Margin of Excellence” is a series of reports dedicated to uncovering next generation total cost management savings and quality improvement opportunities through integrated data and services. The data and benchmarks can be leveraged to implement evidence-based strategies and tools designed to tackle inefficiencies in healthcare.