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Five-year survival, quality of life, and individual costs of 303 consecutive medical intensive care patients
J Graf, J Wagner, C Graf, K Koch, P Hanrath1, U Janssens
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Critical Care Physicians, General Medical Professionals, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals
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Pre-Use of PICS Designation
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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