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St-Louis L, Brault D. Clin Nurse Spec. 2011;25:321-326.
This commentary describes a formal assessment, consultation, and follow-up initiative led by a clinical nurse specialist to improve patient transfer from the intensive care unit (ICU) to medical wards.
Journal Article > Review
Critical care transition programs and the risk of readmission or death after discharge from an ICU: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Niven DJ, Bastos JF, Stelfox HT. Crit Care Med. 2014;42:179-187.
Formal transition programs for patients being discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU) to general wards, which generally involved proactive surveillance by a nurse or physician, were associated with a decreased risk of readmission to the ICU.