Journal article

Long-term mortality of critically ill patients with diabetes who survive admission to the intensive care unit

Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Mark P Plummer, Mark E Finnis, Vishwanath Biradar, Shailesh Bihari, Palash Kar, Stewart Moodie, Michael Horowitz, Jonathan E Shaw, Liza K Phillips, Adam M Deane

Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2017


OBJECTIVE: Long-term outcomes of critically ill patients with diabetes are unknown. Our objectives were to evaluate the effect of diabetes on both long-term survival rates and the average number of years of life lost for patients admitted to an intensive care unit who survived to hospital discharge. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A data linkage study evaluating all adult patients in South Australia between 2004 and 2011 who survived hospitalisation that required admission to a public hospital ICU. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: All patients were evaluated using hospital coding for diabetes, which was crossreferenced with registration with the Australian National Diabetes Services Scheme for a diagnosis of..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by a Diabetes Australia Research Trust Research Grant. Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid and Palash Kar are supported by the Royal Adelaide Hospital AR Clarkson Scholarship. Jonathan Shaw is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship. Liza Phillips is supported by a Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee Early Career Fellowship. Adam Deane is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship.