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Name of Media:

MONITOR-IC study, a mixed methods prospective multicentre controlled cohort study assessing 5-year outcomes of ICU survivors and related healthcare costs: a study protocol

Author(s):

Geense, W., Zegers, M., Vermeulen, H., van den Boogaard, M., van der Hoeven, J.

Publisher or Source:

BMJ Open

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

General Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

Netherlands

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

Due to advances in critical care medicine, more patients survive their critical illness. However, intensive care unit (ICU) survivors often experience long-term physical, cognitive and mental problems, summarized as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), impacting their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In what frequency PICS occurs, and to what extent this influences ICU survivors’ HRQoL, is mostly unknown. The aims of this study are therefore to study the: (1) 5-year patient outcomes, (2) predictors for PICS, (3) ratio between HRQoL of ICU survivors and healthcare-related costs, and (4) care and support needs.

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