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specialty providers, on staff with local hospitals (Craig, 2017). Patients are sicker and need a higher level of care, with more admissions to the critical care units, where hospitalists often treat them, often nurse practitioners. They have minimal resources to assist them in the care of very sick, critical patients ("Telemedicine trends in ICU: Best practice considerations," 2018). With telemedicine's assistance, we can provide care to patients that will optimize their outcomes, decrease the cost of a stay, decrease mortality, and increase patient satisfaction.
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