What causes sudden turn for the worse?
Why does a patient take a sudden turn for the worse? BIDMC physician Michael Howell, the director of critical care quality, has just won a prestigious grant to try to figure that out.
Howell is one of 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars -- and the only one in Massachusetts. His three-year, $300,000 grant is aimed at finding signs that suggest a patient's potential need for emergent reactive care and designing a system to provide that care.
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