Skip to main content

Critical Care

Hospitals are asked whether physicians who are board-certified in critical care medicine (known as “intensivists”) care for adult and pediatric critical care patients, the extent of their coverage of that care, and whether they are responsible for admission and discharge decisions. A critical care unit or Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a special part of the hospital that provides care for extremely ill patients.

Fact sheet on ICU Staffing

ICU Physician Staffing bibliography 

 

Time Period Covered

  • 2020

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults and Children