Health & Medical intensive care

Patient Discharge to a Care Facility After Critical Illness

´╗┐Patient Discharge to a Care Facility After Critical Illness

Conclusions


We identified patient-related factors associated with an increased risk of hospital discharge to a care facility in a cohort of survivors of critical illness treated in a medical ICU, using only that clinical information routinely documented in the medical record during the first 72 hours of intensive care. In analyses adjusting for severity of illness, we identified older age, mechanical ventilation, and conditions with severe cognitive and neuromuscular sequelae as patient-related factors that are strongly associated with discharge to a care facility after a critical illness. These results should help in the planning of studies in more contemporary cohorts.

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