Search Tag: quality of life

ICU Management

Is Exercise Rehabilitation After ICU Discharge Effective?

2016 06 Dec

Exercise-based rehabilitation — including bed-based exercises and standing — has been shown to be beneficial when delivered during ICU admission.  However, such interventions, when initiated after ICU discharge, did not improve functional exercise capacity or health-related quality of life for survivors of critical illness, according to a new Cochrane... Read more

ICU Management

Study: ARDS Costs, Survival, QOL over One Year

2016 24 Aug

Patients who survive acute respiratory distress syndrome experience low quality of life at one year after intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and experience high associated post-hospital healthcare costs, out of pocket expenses and lost earnings.Joachim Marti, Centre for Health Policy, Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues from the UK and Canada... Read more

ICU Management

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Quality of Life

2016 01 Aug

Critical care researchers from Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City conducted a study with 616 patients treated for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a progressive condition that often occurs in patients who are critically ill or who have significant trauma injuries . The aim of the study was to determine factors that played a significant... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM 2015: Study: Post-ICU Health-Related Quality of Life Improves

2015 06 Oct

While survival after ICU has improved, more needs to be known about health-related quality of life for the survivors.Lotti Orwelius, Sweden presented a study from the Swedish Intensive Care Registry on health-related quality of life at 2, 6 and 12 months after critical illness. Their study followed up over 4,900 patients and was presented at the European... Read more

Executive Health Management

Early Provision of Palliative Care Reduces Hospital Costs

2015 12 Jun

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, early palliative care for hospitalised patients with advanced cancer can result in lower hospital costs. The findings of the study are in line with existing evidence that indicates the benefits of enhanced quality of medical care as well lower costs that can be derived from early... Read more

Executive Health Management

5 Hospital Benefits of Patient-Centred Care

2015 09 Jun

The patient-centred care model benefits patients who become more empowered and receive better care. More than a trend, industry experts and policy advocates everywhere have touted it as the strategy that will fix the healthcare system once and for all, according to Richard Kimball Jr., a financial executive with deep proficiency in the healthcare industry... Read more

ICU Management

Long-Term Outcomes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

2015 24 May

Based on a study on long-term outcomes for critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation, a high proportion of patients survived to hospital discharge, but only half were able to be fully weaned off of the ventilator, and fewer than half of the patients were still alive at the one year mark.Critical Care and Emergency Medicine researchers... Read more

Cardiology Management

Patient's Attitude to CHF Impacts Quality Of Life

2015 12 Jan

It's a self-fulfilling prophecy: failing to accept illness is associated with poorer quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure. According to a research study in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, patients with lower illness acceptance also suffered low energy levels, limited mobility, negative and draining emotional feelings,... Read more


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