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There is increasing recognition that mortality alone is not a sufficient measure of efficacy for ICU interventions. Initial survivors of critical illness are at risk for a number of physical and cognitive sequela that negatively impact quality-of-life and contribute to high long-term morbidity (DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.17687).

How do you bring a focus on long-term outcomes to your critical care research, practice, and patient/family interactions? What interventions do you believe are helpful (both in & out of the ICU) in optimizing post-discharge quality of life? Finally, how do you consider the caregiver in your everyday practice?