Journal article

Long term outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians after hospital intensive care

William G Mitchell, Adam Deane, Alex Brown, Shailesh Bihari, Hao Wong, Rajaram Ramadoss, Mark Finnis

Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To assess long term outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians admitted non-electively to intensive care units (ICUs). DESIGN: Data linkage cohort study; analysis of ICU patient data (Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database), prospectively collected during 2007-2016. SETTING: All four university-affiliated level 3 ICUs in South Australia. MAIN OUTCOMES: Mortality (in-hospital, and 12 months and 8 years after admission to ICU), by Indigenous status. RESULTS: 2035 of 39 784 non-elective index ICU admissions (5.1%) were of Indigenous Australians, including 1461 of 37 661 patients with South Australian residential post..

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