Monday Health Minute | Published January 6, 2014

Hospital intensivist programs

  • An intensivist is a physician specially trained in complex health issues
  • The intensivist manages critically ill patients in a hospital ICU
  • Common ICU conditions include respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, or stroke
  • Intensivists liaise with nurses, specialists and the patient’s family doctor
  • Intensivist-led ICU care is associated with improved patient outcomes

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