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Letters Rehabilitation after critical illness

Rehabilitation after critical illness—why it isn’t happening

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 17 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2240
  1. J P S Burn, consultant in rehabilitation and brain injury1,
  2. Rachel Botell, consultant in rehabilitation2,
  3. Judith Allanson, consultant in neurological rehabilitation3
  1. 1Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, UK
  2. 2Mardon Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre, Exeter, UK
  3. 3Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK
  1. jpsburn.bsrm{at}

We support the call by White and colleagues for better care after critical illness.1 The post-ICU presentation screen they mention is an effective way of improving assessment, uncovering hidden problems, and ensuring that referrals are not made only to services …

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