This quality standard covers adults with rehabilitation needs as a result of critical illness that required level 2 or level 3 critical care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
It does not cover conditions for which published quality standards already include specialist rehabilitation after a critical care stay – such as head injury, myocardial infarction and stroke.
Keeping quality standards up to date
This quality standard is reviewed each year and updated if needed.
Next review: August 2018.
Quality standard development process
How we develop NICE quality standards