Continuity of Critical Care: Establishing a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Recovery Clinic
In a new Viewpoint article published in JACC: Case Reports, Dustin Hillerson, MD, FACC, et al., offer a model for establishing a patient-focused cardiac intensive care unit recovery clinic (CICURC) aimed at improving the health and outcomes of survivors of critical cardiac illness. "We hope to see a similar network of CICURCs sharing experiences to pursue a common goal of continuous quality improvement across the country with a standardized approach to critical illness recovery within the field of cardiology," Hillerson writes. "Through collaboration and data sharing, we hope to unify the effort to optimize outcomes for CICU patients." Read the full article here.