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ICU admissions raise chronic condition risk

Key clinical point: ICU patients may benefit from follow-up care to help them address health challenges.

Major finding: Patients were at three- to fourfold higher risk than matched controls were.

Study details: Retrospective study of 56,760 ICU and 75,232 matched controls across the Netherlands.

Disclosures: The study was not funded. Ms. van Beusekom had no relevant disclosures.


van Beusekom I et al. CCC48, Abstract Crit Care Med. 2019;47:324-30.