Quality of life on admission to the intensive care: can we query the relatives?

@article{Hofhuis2003QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life on admission to the intensive care: can we query the relatives?},
  author={Jos{\'e} G. M. Hofhuis and Jeannine L. A. Hautvast and Augustinus J. P. Schrijvers and Jan Bakker},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={29},
  pages={974-979}
}
Objective. To study whether the Short Form-36 questionnaire can be used to assess the patient's quality of life on admission to the ICU by use of proxies in both scheduled and emergency admissions. Design and setting. Prospective study involving direct interviews of patients and relatives before or during ICU stay in a 10-bed mixed intensive care unit in a 654-bed university affiliated hospital. Patients and participants. Patients before major elective surgery (n=55) or following emergency… CONTINUE READING
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