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Quality of Life and Longer Term Outcomes

  • S. A. Ridley
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Part of the Update in Intensive Care Medicine book series (volume 35)

The analytical tools chosen for outcome measurement depend upon the question being asked and how the result will be applied. Outcome from intensive care can be measured from at least three different perspectives: that of the patient and their relatives, that of the staff on the intensive care unit (ICU) and finally the perspective of health managers, economists and politicians. As none of these perspectives is similar, different measurement tools will be required to investigate the areas of interest to each of the three groups.

Keywords

Intensive Care Unit Intensive Care Unit Admission Critical Illness Intensive Care Unit Patient Intensive Care Unit Mortality 
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