A Perspective from the Neurocritical Care Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine: Team-Based Care for Neurological Critical Illness

Lewis Kaplan, Asma M. Moheet, Sarah L. Livesay, J. Javier Provencio, Jose I. Suarez, Mary Kay Bader, Heatherlee Bailey, Cherylee W.J. Chang

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The Neurocritical Care Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine have worked together to create a perspective regarding the Standards of Neurologic Critical Care Units (Moheet et al. in Neurocrit Care 29:145–160, 2018). The most neurologically ill or injured patients warrant the highest standard of care available; this supports the need for defining and establishing specialized neurological critical care units. Rather than interpreting the Standards as being exclusionary, it is most appropriate to embrace them in the setting of team-based care. Since there are many more patients than there are highly specialized beds, collaborative care and appropriate transfer agreements are essential in promoting excellent patient outcomes. This viewpoint addresses areas of clarification and emphasizes the need for collegiality and partnership in delivering the best specialty critical care to our patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalNeurocritical care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020



  • Collaboration
  • Critical care
  • Intensive care
  • Intensive care unit
  • Neurocritical care
  • Neurocritical care unit
  • Quality
  • Quality improvement
  • Specialty critical care unit
  • Specialty units
  • Standards
  • Team-based care
  • Transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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