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Comment & Response
March 2014

Acutely Ill Patients Will Likely Benefit From More Monitoring, Not Less—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(3):475-476. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13026

In Reply We appreciate Dr Dombrowski's thoughtful reply to our article1 and agree on all accounts to the excellent points she has raised regarding the important balance between patient rest and adequate monitoring. The escalating level of acuity in hospitalized patients certainly does necessitate more vigilant vital sign collection, but this can be accomplished without foregoing patient sleep.

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