According to SCCM and the critical care professionals that comprise the membership of this non-profit agency, until recently, what it meant to survive critical illness remained largely unknown.  As a result, fundamental questions centered on whether such survivors have good long-term outcomes, whether these outcomes are the best possible results based on the provided care, and whether care would change if we knew more about outcomes beyond the intensive care unit (ICU) discharge required urgent examination.  

 

Over the last decade, the science on long-term outcomes following critical illness has begun to fill these essential knowledge gaps. 

Tens of Millions of Former ICU Patients and Their Families Quietly Suffer from PICS Because They Remain Undiagnosed as