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Critical illness, brain impairment and RTW

Andrea Thompson

Are neurocognitive impairments being identified early enough, or at all, after critical illness?

Take Home Messages: Neurocognitive impairments are a major determinant of the ability to return to work, work productivity, and life satisfaction following critical illness. More research is needed to understand the prevalence, nature, risk factors and nuances of neurocognitive impairments.   The education of clinical care providers regarding patient impairments prior to ICU discharge may help to increase identification r...

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