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Name of Media:

Why a stay in the ICU can leave patients worse off

Author(s):

PBS NewsHour

Publisher or Source:

PBS NewHour

Type of Media:

Testimonial

Media Originally for:

General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

Almost 6 million patients land in an intensive care unit every year, and for many, it marks a turning point in their lives. A substantial number of patients leave the ICU with newly acquired problems, from dementia to nerve disease. Medical leaders have developed new standards to reduce the use of drugs and get patients moving, but adoption has been slow. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.

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