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Journal Article
Study

An observational study of changes to long-term medication after admission to an intensive care unit.

Campbell AJ, Bloomfield R, Noble DW. Anaesthesia. 2006;61:1087-92.

This study found that nearly 20% of patients had their outpatient medications discontinued at the time of intensive care unit admission and not restarted at hospital discharge, without adequate documentation of a clinical indication. These findings are similar to those of a prior study.