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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Surviving intensive care

Surviving intensive care: A systematic review of healthcare resource use after hospital discharge. Critical care medicine, Aug 2013, Vol. 41(8), p.1832-43.

Lone, N.I., et al.


Intensive care survivors continue to experience significant morbidity following acute hospital discharge, but healthcare costs associated with this ongoing morbidity are poorly described. As the demand for intensive care increases, understanding the magnitude of postacute hospital healthcare costs is of increasing relevance to clinicians and healthcare planners. We undertook a systematic review of the literature reporting major healthcare resource use by intensive care survivors following discharge from the hospital and identified factors associated with increased resource use.

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