Innovative solutions: optimal patient outcomes as a result of multidisciplinary rounds

Dimens Crit Care Nurs. Jul-Aug 2009;28(4):171-3. doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3181a4d5bc.

Abstract

Multidisciplinary rounds have been shown to improve patient outcomes. The use of a standardized tool in one institution led to a pharmacy cost savings of more than 50,000 dollars and a decrease of 1.5 days for patients receiving mechanical ventilation.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital*
  • Patient Care Team*
  • Teaching Rounds / organization & administration*