7,643 patient outcome study conducted by researchers from Harvard University Medical School and published at The American Journal of Medicine.
In the controlled study, the researchers compared a 33-bed medical-surgical unit (intervention unit) to a sister control unit for a 9-month pre-implementation and a 9-month post implementation period. Outcome results showed a decrease in the overall length of stay by 0.37 days, a reduction of 9%. The average stay in the ICU for patient transferred from the medical-surgical unit was significantly lower in the intervention unit post implementation by about 2 days, a 45% reduction. Furthermore, the rate of code blue events decreased by 86%.
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