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Journal Article

Problems in care and avoidability of death after discharge from intensive care: a multi-centre retrospective case record review study.

Vollam S, Gustafson O, Young JD, et al. Crit Care. 2021;25(1):10.

Patients transferred out of the intensive care unit (ICU)may be at risk for adverse events.Results from this multi-site retrospective case review suggest that the proportion of potentially avoidable in-hospital deaths is higher in patients discharged from the ICU compared to the hospital-wide population. Common problems identified include out-of-hours discharge from the ICU, suboptimal rehabilitation, absent nutritional planning, and incomplete sepsis management.