Challenges to the care of the critically ill: Novel staffing paradigms

Rosemary A. Kozar, Steven R. Shackford, Christine S Cocanour

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The current shortage in intensive care unit (ICU) physician staffing coupled with Leapfrog initiatives has lead to novel ICU staffing paradigms including the use of nonsurgeon intensivists in surgical ICUs, increased development of telemedicine, and ICU regionalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-370
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008


  • Critical care
  • ICU regionalization
  • ICU staffing
  • Leapfrog initiative
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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