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Ongoing Health Care Expenditure in Survivors of Sepsis in The Intensive Care Unit
© Koster-Brouwer et al.; 2015
- Published: 1 October 2015
- Intensive Care Unit
- Septic Shock
- Severe Sepsis
- Intensive Care Unit Admission
- Intensive Care Unit Stay
To estimate the difference in annual health care expenditure before and after an ICU admission for sepsis.
Data were derived from a prospective cohort study in two tertiary ICUs in the Netherlands in 2011 and 2012. Patients were included if they had survived one year following a sepsis episode in the ICU. Health care consumption and reimbursed costs were derived from a database of a Dutch health insurance company. The medical ethics committee of the UMC Utrecht approved the study and waived the need for informed consent (IRB-number 14-095).
After successful initial ICU treatment, survivors of sepsis generate substantial health care costs in the year following admission.
This work was supported by the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine, project MARS (grant 04I-201). MB received research funding from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO Vici 918.76.611).
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