Features  |   November 2017
The Post-ICU Clinic: Implications for Critical Care Medicine and the Health Care System
Author Affiliations
  • A. Joseph Layon, M.D., FACP
    Committee on Critical Care Medicine
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Features   |   November 2017
The Post-ICU Clinic: Implications for Critical Care Medicine and the Health Care System
ASA Monitor 11 2017, Vol.81, 10-12.
ASA Monitor 11 2017, Vol.81, 10-12.
It is estimated that up to 50 percent of ICU survivors are at risk for long-term physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral health issues after ICU and hospital discharge.1 -5  This constellation of difficulties is called post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). In addition to the direct impact on ICU survivors, PICS has a financial and operational impact on health care delivery systems6 -8  as well as a significant and often negative impact on the caregivers and families of ICU survivors.9 -11 
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