Critical illness survivors commonly experience job loss during recovery

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Medical advancements have led to improving success rates among people battling critical illnesses. However, a side affect to this is people are not being able to get back to work after surviving hospital care.

Survivors often experience long-lasting physical, cognitive, and mental health impairments which contribute to disability and poor quality of life. It’s called post-intensive care syndrome.

Dr. Biren Kamdar, assistant professor of medicine at UCSD School of Medicine, was in studio to discuss.

Full study: https://thorax.bmj.com/content/early/2019/11/08/thoraxjnl-2019-213803

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