Man and nurse at skilled nursing facility

Survival of sepsis survivors admitted to skilled nursing facilities

Survival of sepsis survivors admitted to skilled nursing facilities

Dr. William Ehlenbach et al. examined the cognitive and physical impairment among severe sepsis survivors discharged to a skilled nursing facility. Using the Chronic Conditions Warehouse 5% random national Medicare sample, they found discharge to a SNF was associated with shorter survival. Cognitive impairment and activities of daily living dependence were each strongly associated wtih shortened survival.

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