Hospitals with Most Heart Patients in ICU Have Worse Results: Study

August 3, 2016

(UPI) – Hospitals with less experience dealing with heart attack and heart failure patients send more of them to the intensive care unit, where they receive fewer tests and treatments known to be effective for the conditions, new research shows. Patients with either heart attack or heart failure flare-ups are more likely to see their conditions worsen, or die, at hospitals that are more likely to treat either condition in the ICU, researchers at the University of Michigan found in a review of hospital data.