The impact of pre-admission morbidity level on 3-year mortality after intensive care: a Danish cohort study.

BACKGROUND Chronic diseases are common among intensive care unit (ICU) patients and may worsen their prognosis. We examined the prevalence and impact of pre-admission/index morbidity among ICU patients compared with a general population cohort. METHODS Our study encompassed all 28,172 adult patients admitted to ICUs in northern Denmark in 2005-2007 and… CONTINUE READING