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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 13-18

The impact of multidisciplinary team care on decreasing intensive care unit mortality

1 Department of Respiratory Therapy, Inaya Medical Colleges, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Critical Care Service, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 ReMed, Philadelphia, PA, USA
4 Department of Radiological Sciences, Inaya Medical Colleges, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Amal A Al Khalfan
Department of Respiratory Therapy, Inaya Medical Colleges, Al Qirawan, Riyadh 13541
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sccj.sccj_34_20

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Patients with critical illness and high mortality risk are frequently admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). Therefore, improving the quality of healthcare for these patients is essential. Improving overall health and following best practices for patient safety are important goals in the health-care sector; especially in critically ill patients. To achieve these goals, many researches have been conducted to develop procedures, protocols and improve ICU structure and design. To discuss the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team (MDT) implementation in ICUs in the Saudi Arabian hospitals and how would this approach significantly reduce ICU mortality rates and improves the quality of healthcare. This review search of electronic search engines was conducted, including ProQuest, Medline, and Google Scholar. The search was narrowed to a total of 21 articles between 2010 and 2020 articles were included, which were found to match the inclusion criteria. Findings indicated a positive effect of the MDT care on decreasing the ICU's mortality rates. The studies reviewed have documented the necessity of successful MDT care implementation for improved survival rates. A collaborative approach by the various health-care providers-nurses, physicians, intensivists, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists–enhances patient care, improves clinical outcomes, and reduces the mortality rate.

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