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Will he get back to normal? Survival and functional status after intensive care therapy

Gardner, Anne; Sibthorpe, Beverly


The study aim was to address healthcare workers' and patients' questions about the likely level of recovery at 6 months of patients admitted to an Australian intensive care unit (ICU). Ninety-three consecutive, eligible adults were identified and followed prospectively. Severity of illness on admission was assessed using Acute Physiological and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II), while functional status at 6 months was evaluated using the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP). Cumulative mortality...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
DOI: 10.1016/S0964-3397(02)00002-2


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