CritAcuity

ICU MANAGEMENT AND STAFFING

Intensivist-led ICUs save lives and reduce costs

An Intensivist (or Critical Care Specialist) is a specially trained physician who takes care of the most severely ill patients in a hospital. This is among the newest specialties in medicine, and there is currently a national shortage of board-certified intensivists.

Our Intensivits have the necessary clinical and administrative skills to professionally mange your facility’s Intensive Care Unit. Our customized, fully Leapfrog Group-compliant approach results in increased efficiencies, lower costs, and reduced morbidity and mortality—all while meeting CMS and state quality reporting requirements.

The CritAcuity Advantage...

The first phase of our customized engagement begins with a comprehensive on-site consultation and evaluation.  We will identify specific local challenges and explore opportunities for improvement. After a thorough and objective performance analysis of your existing critical care services, the second phase begins. This includes a custom financial, administrative, and physician staffing solution tailored to your hospital’s culture and specific needs.

  • Decreased ICU costs
  • Decreased ICU length of stay
  • Decreased ICU and hospital mortality
  • Improved CMI and documentation
  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Improved patient and family satisfaction
  • Dependable presence in the hospital for the sickest patients
  • Immediate bedside procedure availability
  • Increased hospitalist and specialist satifaction

Value of Intensivists

1 %
Reduced Mortality
Intensivist-managed ICUs are associated with a 30% reduction in hospital mortality and a 40% reduction in ICU mortality.1
$ 1
Million Savings

Hospitals that implement
The Leapfrog Group’s
ICU Physician Staffing
standard can save
$510,000 to $3.3 million
annually [in ICUs as small
as six beds].2

1
Day Average ICU LOS
The typical 3.8 day ICU length of stay (LOS) can only be decreased with strict adherence  to guidelines and performance bundles.3
1 %
Intensivist Shortage
There are fewer intensivists than needed to meet patient demand, given the aging, sicker population.  By 2020, 35% of all positions will be unstaffed.4
1Provonost, PJ et al. Physician staffing patterns and clinical outcomes in critically ill patients: a systematic review. JAMA. 2002; 288:2151-62. 2Pronovost, PJ et al. Intensive care unit physician staffing: financial modeling of the Leapfrog standard. Crit Care Med 2006; 34(suppl.):S18-S24. 3Logani S, Green A, Gasperino J. Benefits of high-intensity intensive care unit physician staffing under the Affordable Care Act. Crit Care Res Prac. 2011;2011:170814. 4US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Report to Congress. The Critical Care Workforce: A Study of the Supply and Demand for Critical Care Physicians.  http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/studycriticalcarephys.pdf.

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