Readmission to the Intensive Care Unit: Incidence, Risk Factors, Resource Use, and Outcomes. A Retrospective Cohort Study.

@article{Ponzoni2017ReadmissionTT,
  title={Readmission to the Intensive Care Unit: Incidence, Risk Factors, Resource Use, and Outcomes. A Retrospective Cohort Study.},
  author={Carolina R Ponzoni and Thiago Domingos Corr{\^e}a and Roberto Rabello Filho and Ary Serpa Neto and Murillo Santucci Cesar de Assunç{\~a}o and Andr{\'e}ia Pardini and Guilherme de Paula Pinto Schettino},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={1312-1319}
}
RATIONALE Readmission to the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with poor clinical outcomes, increased length of ICU and hospital stay, and higher costs. Nevertheless, knowledge of epidemiology of ICU readmissions, risk factors, and attributable outcomes is restricted to developed countries. OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of ICU readmissions on in-hospital mortality, determine incidence of ICU readmissions, identify predictors of ICU readmissions and hospital mortality, and compare… CONTINUE READING
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