CritiCare delivers the highest quality, most efficient patient care for ICUs. Expected results include:
- Reduced medical complications and lower patient mortality: The CritiCare model has consistently resulted in dramatic reductions in medical complications, nearly eliminating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and reducing mortality risk. Studies show that patient survival increases by 40 percent when ICUs are staffed appropriately with an intensivist-led model of care.
- Shorter stays in the ICU and hospital: Research shows that both patients and hospitals benefit from reducing the time patients spend in the ICU. Patients and their families benefit from the reduced financial burden of expensive medical care and lower risks of infections, and hospitals benefit from increased patient throughput and greater ICU patient volume. In most cases, clients can expect a half-to-one-day reduction in both hospital and ICU length of stay.
- Improved patient throughput and increased ICU patient volume: Improving patient throughput in the ICU is a significant challenge in most hospitals today. CritiCare’s approach to care has been demonstrated to speed patient discharge, free up valuable beds for new critically ill patients and reduce the risk of readmission. In hospitals with ICU bed shortages, this means improved patient flow, higher case volumes and additional revenue.
- Increased patient and family satisfaction: Because most ICU patients cannot make decisions for themselves, their family members are often the primary point of contact with critical care medical teams. Ensuring high levels of family satisfaction about the quality of patient care in the ICU can play an important role in influencing the reputation of a hospital.
- Improved nursing and referring physician satisfaction: CritiCare experts are experienced in leading multidisciplinary teams in the ICU, fostering strong collaboration between health care providers and increasing their satisfaction. Our physicians have a well-established record of leadership in programs that have improved nursing and physician satisfaction when measured before and after implementation.
- Improved financial outcomes: According to SCCM, hospitals can save up to $13 million per year when care is delivered by an intensivist-directed multi-professional team. This results in a rapid ROI for hospitals, even when measured with the most conservative methodology.
- Enhanced ability to recruit surgical specialists and develop advanced and highly profitable surgical service lines such as Neuro, hepatobiliary and cardiothoracic surgery. A strong intensivist program is attractive to surgical specialists who can be comfortable, knowing that their sickest patients will get the best possible care, allowing them to focus on the OR and building their practice.