How are Covid-19 survivors doing a year after ICU treatment? What a new study found

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The majority of Covid-19 survivors who spent time in the intensive care unit (ICU) still report physical, mental and cognitive symptoms a year after being discharged, a new study has found.

The study, published in JAMA, investigated one-year outcomes in people who had had Covid-19 and had received treatment in the ICU.

The researchers recruited ICU patients from 11 Dutch hospitals. The participants were 16 years and older, had survived ICU treatment during the first Covid-19 surge and were followed for one year until 16 June 2021. There were 245 participants.

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