KHN: Key Steps Can Help Patients Recover From A Stay In The ICU

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icu-recoveryKaiser Health News: Key Steps Can Help Patients Recover From A Stay In The ICU 
KHN columnist Judith Graham writes: “As many as 1.4 million seniors survive a stay in the ICU every year. And most go home, with varying degrees of disability. ICUs are responding to older patients’ needs by helping them try to regain functioning — something that families need to pay attention to as well. “There’s a growing recognition that preparing patients and families for recovery needs to start in the ICU,” said Dr. Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, assistant professor of critical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.” (9/15)

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