“ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge”

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This March 18, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about recent data indicating that people treated in ICU seem to be at a higher risk of having mental health issues after they are discharged then people discharged from other medical units in hospitals seem to be.  There is also data that indicates that the number of people with preexisting mental health diagnosis seems to be higher among people treated in ICU then is seen in other medical units in hospitals.  Those doing the study weren’t sure if having a mental illness increased the risk of a patient ending up in ICU or not, but it is a question they are asking as they continue to look into the possible reasons for the data they have seen.

 

Union Hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota, Has Five...

Union Hospital in New Ulm, Minnesota, Has Five Up-To-Date Intensive Care Units Such as the One Shown… (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)

 

 

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