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Can Early Rehabilitation on the General Ward After an ICU Stay Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in Survivors of Critical Illness?

Can Early Rehabilitation on the General Ward After an ICU Stay Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in Survivors of Critical Illness?

An early rehabilitation program in survivors of critical illness led to an earlier discharge from the hospital, improved functional recovery, and was also cost-effective and safe. In the per-protocol analysis, length of stay at the general ward was a median 14 days (interquartile range [IQR], 12–20 days) in the early rehabilitation and 21 days [IQR, 13–34 days) in the standard-care group. This significant result could not be confirmed by the intention-to-treat analysis (16 days [IQR, 13–23 days] vs. 21 days [IQR, 13–34 days]).

CriticalCare.news
September 15, 2017

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