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ICU Costs Higher for Patients Dying Before Discharge

ICU Costs Higher for Patients Dying Before Discharge

The high cost of critical care has engendered research into identifying influential factors. However, previous studies have not considered patient vital status at ICU discharge. This is what a new study has found: The largest drivers of ICU costs at the patient level are day 1 room occupancy and day 1 mechanical ventilation, and mortality before unit discharge is associated with substantially higher costs.

CriticalCare.news
January 5, 2019

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