A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that implementation of a telemedicine component in intensive care units does not reduce mortality or length of stay among ICU patients.

The multi-institution study followed 6,939 patients at seven Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in 2011-2012, about evenly split between patients who were treated in intervention ICUs (1,708 in the pre-telemed period and 1,647 in the post-telemed M period) and 3,584 treated in control ICUs during the same period. Patient demographics and comorbid illnesses were similar in the intervention and control ICUs during the pre-telemed and post-telemed periods.

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