The impact of distance on post-ICU disability.
Jack D'Arcy, Kimberley Haines, Eldho Paul, Zakary Doherty, Andrew Goodwin, Michael Bailey, Jonathan Barrett, Rinaldo Bellomo, Tracey Bucknall, Belinda J Gabbe, Alisa M Higgins, Theodore J Iwashyna, Lynne J Murray, Paul S Myles, Jennie Ponsford, David Pilcher, Andrew A Udy, Craig Walker, Meredith Young, DJ Jamie Cooper Show all
Aust Crit Care | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Nonurban residential living is associated with adverse outcomes for a number of chronic health conditions. However, it is unclear what effect it has amongst survivors of critical illness. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients living greater than 50 km from the treating intensive care unit (ICU) have disability outcomes at 6 months that differ from people living within 50 km. METHODS: This was a multicentre, prospective cohort study conducted in five metropolitan ICUs. Participants were adults admitted to the ICU, who received >24 h of mechanical ventilation and survived to hospital discharge. In a secondary analysis of these data, the cohort was d..View full abstract