Utilization and Cost Effectiveness of Computerized Patient Data Management in the Multispecialty Intensive Care Unit
Computerization of intensive care units has proven effective in specialized intensive care units such as shock/trauma units,1 cardiovascular surgical intensive care units,2 coronary care units,3 neonatal intensive care units,4 and units managed by intensivists.5 Greenberg, Civetta, and Barnhill5 have shown that in such units the per-patient requirements of nursing time can be decreased with the use of a computer.
KeywordsNeonatal Intensive Care Unit Arterial Line Coronary Care Unit Direct Patient Care Nursing Time
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