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Patients on Respiratory Support in Rural Intermediate Care Units Have Higher Death Rates

February 1, 2024

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Senior Patient Breathing Tube Oxygen

Intermediate care units provide a more economical option for those too sick for the general ward but not severe enough for the intensive care unit (ICU). However, according to a new U-M study, where you live may impact the quality of care you receive in the intermediate care unit. In this article from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, lead researcher Emily Harlan, M.D., comments on what the findings mean for providing equitable, life-saving care.

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