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CME NOTES Ever hear of an "intensivist"? It means the same thing as critical-care physician or nurse, and according to a study published in the April 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, they have an important role to play in the quality of hospital care. And, there may not be enough of them.

Peter Pronovost, MD, and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that intensive care units that did not have daily rounds by an ICU physician were asso

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