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One-third of critical illness survivors emerge from ICU with functional deterioration

Key clinical point: Functional status deterioration after critical illness has become more common and of greater magnitude.

Major finding: Almost one-third of patients (29.3%) had functional status deterioration after a stay in the ICU.

Study details: A retrospective longitudinal cohort analysis involving 129,917 nonsurgical patients who survived medical ICU admission.

Disclosures: The study was supported by grants from the University of Minnesota’s Critical Care Research and Programmatic Development Program; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science via the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The investigators reported financial relationships with no other relevant organizations. Dr. Bowton reported no conflicts of interest.


Ingraham NE et al. Crit Care Med. 2020 Nov. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004524.