Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults in critical care at risk of morbidity have their rehabilitation goals agreed within 4 days of admission to critical care or before discharge from critical care, whichever is sooner.

Statement 2 Adults at risk of morbidity have a formal handover of care, including their agreed individualised structured rehabilitation programme, when they transfer from critical care to a general ward.

Statement 3 Adults who were in critical care and at risk of morbidity are given information based on their rehabilitation goals before they are discharged from hospital.

Statement 4 Adults who stayed in critical care for more than 4 days and were at risk of morbidity have a review 2 to 3 months after discharge from critical care.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services (see the NICE pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing services for rehabilitation after critical illness include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.