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High spending intensive care doctors do not always achieve better outcomes

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1190
  1. Claire Frauenfelder
  1. 1BMJ

    Wide variation in spending on intensive care patients resulting from doctors' different treatment styles does not affect patients' length of stay in the unit or mortality, a new study from one US hospital says.

    The report said that doctors' adoption of a more uniform approach would not harm patients and could save resources (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care …

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