ICUs Are Stuck In 1960s — And Doctors Want To Yank Them Into 21st Century
There has been very little innovation in intensive care since the field's inception.
Doctors Struggle To Tug Hospital ICUs Into The Modern Era
Walk into the intensive care unit in just about any American hospital, and you’ll be bombarded with beeping and blaring noises and flashing lights. It may look high tech. It’s not. It’s “no different than it was 50 years ago,” said Dr. Peter Pronovost, a critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. “There are stacks and stacks of machines with wires sticking out of them. It’s chaos.” (McFarling, 9/7)