Journal article

Nature and impact of in-hospital complications associated with persistent critical illness

Boris Tseitkin, Johan Martensson, Glenn M Eastwood, Alastair Brown, Paolo Ancona, Luca Lucchetta, Theodore J Iwashyna, Raymond Robbins, Rinaldo Bellomo

CRITICAL CARE AND RESUSCITATION | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Persistent critical illness (PerCI) is defined as an intensive care unit (ICU) admission lasting  10 days. The in-hospital complications associated with its development are poorly understood. Aims: To test whether PerCI is associated with a greater prevalence, rate and specific types of in-hospital complications. Methods: Single-centre, retrospective, observational case–control study. Results: We studied 1200 patients admitted to a tertiary ICU from 2010 to 2015. Median ICU length of stay was 16 days (interquartile range [IQR], 12–23) for PerCI patients v 2.3 days (IQR, 1.1–3.7) for controls, and median hospital length of stay was 41 days (IQR, 22–75) v 8 days (IQR, 4–17) respec..

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