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Predicting death and readmission after intensive care discharge.

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BACKGROUND: Despite initial recovery from critical illness, many patients deteriorate after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). We examined prospectively collected data in an attempt to identify patients at risk of readmission or death after intensive care discharge. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of clinical audit data from patients discharged alive from a mixed medical and surgical (non-cardiac) ICU. RESULTS: Four hundred and seventy-five patients (11.2%) died in hospital...

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10.1093/bja/aen069

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Campbell, AJ More by this author
Cuthbertson, BH More by this author
Journal:
British journal of anaesthesia
Volume:
100
Issue:
5
Pages:
656-662
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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EISSN:
1471-6771
ISSN:
0007-0912
URN:
uuid:44bfd66c-c90d-45fd-b47e-dce9eadd756f
Source identifiers:
449462
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pubs:449462

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