Review Article
Volume 6 Issue 4 - 2020
Homecare after ICU-Discharge: The World Differences
Cassiano Teixeira*
Department of ICU, UFCSPA Medical School, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Cassiano Teixeira, Department of ICU, UFCSPA Medical School, Brazil.
Received: February 17, 2020; Published: March 04, 2020


Post-ICU and post-hospital patient’s period are marked by physical and neuropsychiatric disabilities, reduced quality of life and increased consumption of healthcare resources. The follow-up of these patients is mainly focused on a clinic-based model in which the patients have to attend a health establishment to benefit from the rehabilitation programs; however, it may deprive the most disabled patients of appropriate care, thereby contributing to health inequalities. Home-based care affords social support and assistance for individuals with various health care needs to live as independently as possible in their own homes and communities. This model is a viable option for post-ICU care, as it promises greater cost-efficiency and respects the preferences of an increasing number of people to remain in their own homes rather than move to residential care facilities for support.

Keywords: Post-ICU; Disabilities; Homecare


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Citation: Cassiano Teixeira.“Homecare after ICU-Discharge: The World Differences”. EC Anaesthesia 6.4 (2020): 18-26.

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