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Patients' Perceptions and ICU Clinicians Predictions of Quality of Life Following Critical Illness.

Detsky ME, Kohn R, Delman AM, Buehler AE, Kent SA, Ciuffetelli IV, Mikkelsen ME, Turnbull AE, Harhay MO

Published

September 30th, 2018

Appears In

Journal of Critical Care

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Abstract

In order to determine how patients perceive their quality of life (QOL) six months following critical illness and to measure clinicians' discriminative accuracy of predicting this outcome, this prospective cohort study of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors asked patients to report their QOL strictly at six months compared to one month before their critical illness as better, the same, or worse. ICU physicians and nurses made six-month QOL predictions for these patients.

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