Long-Term Survival of Critically Ill Patients Stratified According to Pandemic Triage Categories: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Jai N Darvall, Rinaldo Bellomo, Michael Bailey, James Anstey, David Pilcher
Chest | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented demand for ICUs, with the need to triage admissions along with the development of ICU triage criteria. However, how these criteria relate to outcomes in patients already admitted to the ICU is unknown, as is the incremental ICU capacity that triage of these patients might create given existing admission practices. RESEARCH QUESTION: What is the short- and long-term survival of low- vs high-priority patients for ICU admission according to current pandemic triage criteria? STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This study analyzed prospectively collected registry data (2007-2018) in 23 ICUs in Victoria, Australia, with probabilistic linkage with de..View full abstract