Specially trained doctors care for ICU patients
The descriptions for this measure come from source: www.leapfroggroup.org.
Hospitals that fully meet Leapfrog's standard on ICU Physician Staffing have intensivists present at least eight hours a day, seven days per week. When not present in the ICU, the Intensivist responds to pages within five minutes or has another physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or trained nurse reach the patient within five minutes."
About this measure
The Leapfrog Group scores this measure based on the availability of intensivists managing the care of patients in the ICU.
Scores are reported as:
1 = Willing to Report
2 = Some Progress
3 = Substantial Progress
4 = Fully Meets Standards
Note: In this measure, a higher number is better.