Post-intensive care syndrome and COVID-19 – Implications post pandemic

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Cleve Clin J Med. 2020 Aug 5. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.87a.ccc055. Online ahead of print.


Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) describes new or worsening physical, cognitive, or mental impairments in a patient following critical illness or intensive care. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely result in many more patients with PICS and its associated health and economic challenges. Screening and assessment tools done during hospitalization, at discharge, and post discharge should be utilized to facilitate services and strategies to improve PICS outcomes for patient and their families.

PMID:32759175 | DOI:10.3949/ccjm.87a.ccc055

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