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What’s Behind the White Coat: Potential Mechanisms of Physician-attributable Variation in Critical Care

Yadav KN, Josephs M, Gabler NB, Detsky ME, Halpern SD, Hart JL

Published

May 16th, 2019

Appears In

PLoS One

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Abstract

Critical care intensity is known to vary across regions and centers, yet the mechanisms remain unidentified. Physician behaviors have been implicated in the variability of intensive care near the end of life, but physician characteristics that may underlie this association have not been determined. We sought to identify behavioral attributes that vary among intensivists to generate hypotheses for mechanisms of intensivist-attributable variation in critical care delivery.

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