Transfer to Another Health Care Facility Following Critical Illness
The purpose of this study is to identify acute and chronic medical conditions that are identifiable early in the course of critical illness that are associated with transfer to another health care facility (versus to home) upon hospital discharge.
Transfer to a Health Care Facility After Critical Illness
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Transfer to Another Health Care Facility Following Critical Illness|
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2003|
Many patients who survive critical illness are unable to return home upon hospital discharge and require prolonged or permanent care in other health care facilities. It would be useful to clinicians, researchers, patients, and patients' families to be able to identify early in the course of critical illness those patients who are at increased risk for this outcome. Currently, few data exist regarding the risk factors for this outcome. This study examines a cohort of survivors of critical illness to identify factors associated with transfer to another health care facility upon hospital discharge.
|United States, Illinois|
|University of Chicago Hospitals|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|Principal Investigator:||Brian K Gehlbach, MD||University of Chicago|