Implementation of an ICU follow-up clinic: outcomes and patient satisfaction after 1 year
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KeywordsPublic Health Mechanical Ventilation Emergency Medicine Retrospective Analysis Patient Satisfaction
The aim was to analyse the outcomes and patient satisfaction of a recently implemented ICU follow-up clinic. These clinics are National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommended .
A retrospective analysis of prospective collected data from January to December 2012. The clinic is run monthly by an ICU consultant and a critical care outreach sister. Criteria to be invited to the clinic are mechanical ventilation ≥3 days. Patients filled an anonymous satisfaction survey after the clinic.
Our follow-up clinic has enabled us to identify a wide range of complications related to ICU admission and coordinate their future management. This clinic improved patient satisfaction.
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