Association Between Intensive Care Unit Utilization For Patients With Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction And Patient Experience

Abstract [from journal]

Routine intensive care unit (ICU) utilization for patients with initially stable non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction is not associated with improved short- or long-term patient outcomes; however, the association with patient experience has not been reported. Using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems patient survey data linked to ICU use data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, we found no association between hospital-level ICU utilization and metrics of patient experience, including communication, staff responsiveness, and overall satisfaction.