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Should ICU survivors of acute respiratory failure be routinely screened for post-intensive care syndrome?

Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) is a series of health problems that occur in survivors of critical illness such as acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. However, patients are not routinely screened for PICS; after leaving the ICU, physicians often are not aware of PICS and how it may affect patients and their recovery and return to function. Would routine screening for PICS and education of primary care providers lead to improvement in PICS after hospital discharge?



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Idea No. 796