Hannah Wunsch


Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Organization and Outcomes

Tier 2 - 2020-01-01
University of Toronto
Canadian Institutes of Health Research



Research summary


Outcomes for patients in intensive care units (ICUs) depend on a number of factors. Two important ones are the staffing and organization of ICUs, and prescribing practices. These are interrelated because best and safe prescribing practices depend on health care teams being appropriately staffed and organized.

Dr. Hannah Wunsch, Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Organization and outcomes, is looking at these practices with the aim of improving patient outcomes. She and her research team have spent more than five years developing their research program, and their work is expected to have a large impact on policy guidelines for staffing and prescribing practices in ICUs in Canada and around the world.