Severity of illness and risk of readmission to intensive care: A meta-analysis

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Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Resuscitation, 2009, 80 pp. 505 - 510
Issue Date:
2009-01
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Background: Almost one in every 10 patients who survive intensive care will be readmitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) during the same hospitalisation. The association between increasing severity of illness (widely calculated in ICU patients) with risk of readmission to ICU has not been systematically summarized. Objective: The meta-analysis was designed to combine information from published studies to assess the relationship between severity of illness in ICU patients and the risk of readmission to ICU during the same hospitalisation.
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