Intensive Care readmission: A contemporary review of the literature
Elliott, Malcolm, Worrall-Carter, Linda and Page, Karen. (2014) Intensive Care readmission: A contemporary review of the literature. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. 30(3), pp. 121 - 137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2013.10.005
|Authors||Elliott, Malcolm, Worrall-Carter, Linda and Page, Karen|
ICU readmissions are a commonly used quality measure but despite decades of research, these adverse events continue to occur. Of particular concern is that readmitted patients have much worse prognoses than those not readmitted. In recent years new clinical service roles have evolved to assist ward staff with the care of acutely ill patients, such as those discharged from ICU. Given the recent emergence of these service roles, a review of contemporary ICU readmission studies was warranted to determine their impact on this adverse event.
Reviewed studies indicated the incidence of readmissions and outcomes of these patients have changed little in recent years. Few studies mentioned whether clinical service roles existed to support ward staff caring for patients recently discharged from ICU. Future research needs to focus on identifying modifiable factors in care processes to reduce the incidence and outcomes of this adverse event and to determine how clinical service roles can best help prevent its occurrence.
|Keywords||intensive care; literature review; readmission|
|Journal||Intensive and Critical Care Nursing|
|Journal citation||30 (3), pp. 121 - 137|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2013.10.005|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964339713001146|
|Page range||121 - 137|
|Research Group||School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine|
|Place of publication||United Kingdom|
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