It is very important for patients to be involved in the follow-up care
In connection with intensive care, it may be difficult for the patient to take in data results at the beginning of the course of a disease, since it often involves life-threatening conditions with failure of several important organ functions such as breathing, circulation, heart, liver and renal function. At this stage, intensive care focuses primarily on the supportive treatment of these failing organ functions such as respiratory treatment in case of breathing failure. Such treatment often requires that the patient is kept under sedation to tolerate the treatment. In a situation like that, relatives are important as patient representatives and can act on behalf of the patient. It is also important that the relatives' perspectives are taken into account individually regarding the care of a severely and sometimes long-term ill patient.
Here we present data results for patients and / or relatives in such a way that they are perceived as relevant and understandable. The data available here is about:
1. Risk-adjusted mortality / mortality
2. Treatment strategy
3. Follow-up after intensive care