Scott Halpern, Medscape, ICU Night Staff

Scott Halpern, Medscape, ICU Night Staff

A one-year, 1,598-patient study in an academic medical center has found that staffing a nighttime critical care physician in the ICU did not improve health outcomes, according to an article in Medscape. The study, on which LDI Senior Fellow Scott Halpern served as senior author, was presented at the 2013 American Thoracic Society International Conference in Philadelphia and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, is Assistant Professor of both Medicine and Epidemiology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.