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Name of Media:

Five-year survival, quality of life, and individual costs of 303 consecutive medical intensive care patients

Author(s):

J Graf, J Wagner, C Graf, K Koch, P Hanrath1, U Janssens

Publisher or Source:

Critical Care

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians, General Medical Professionals, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

Germany

Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

Cost considerations may influence therapeutic reasoning and decisions in the intensive care unit (ICU). To date only very few data illuminating the association of costs and consequences (i.e. outcomes) of critical care services are available. In this study, the long-term outcome, health-related quality of life (HRQL), and ICU and hospital costs of medical ICU patients were assessed.

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