Critical care rehabilitation trials: The importance of 'usual care'

Ann Parker, Kian M. Tehranchi, Dale M. Needham

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Denehy and colleagues conducted a novel randomized controlled trial evaluating a rehabilitation intervention starting in the ICU and continuing through the outpatient setting, with 1 year longitudinal follow-up. While the intervention did not demonstrate improved patient outcomes, this study illustrates important issues regarding 'usual care' control groups in clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number183
JournalCritical Care
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 5 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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