Following the path of ICU survivors: a quality-improvement activity

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Title Following the path of ICU survivors: a quality-improvement activity
Author Chaboyer, Wendy; Grace, Joy
Journal Name Nursing in Critical Care
Editor Kim Manley
Year Published 2003
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Abstract " Recent interest in continuity of care has meant that the illness trajectory experienced by intensive care unit (ICU) patients has received more attention " Using continuous quality improvement as a framework, this paper describes information obtained during a 3-year period relating to ICU patients' long-term experiences after being discharged from hospital " This information identified that most participants had been discharged home but that many experienced problems with mobility, disability and fatigue. Changes in employment status and the need for financial assistance were noted " As a result of the information provided by this activity, clinical practice has changed and a number of formal research studies have been undertaken
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at []
Volume 8
Issue Number 4
Edition 2003
Page from 149
Page to 155
ISSN 1362-1017
Date Accessioned 2004-03-30
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Faculty of Nursing & Health
Subject Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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