Aim 1: To use rigorous qualitative methods to explore family member experiences during three specific periods of care: 1) at the time of their loved one's hospital admission and during their stay on the acute care floor; 2) at the time a decision is made to pursue transfer to the ICU; and 3) during the period of time following ICU admission
Aim 2: To perform an exploratory analysis of patient and family member factors associated with lower family member ratings of care for patients transferred from acute care to the ICU.
Descriptive thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with family members; surveys, chart abstraction
Age, sex, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, comorbid illness, family ratings of ICU care, length of stay
The qualitative portion of this study's data can be found at the PCRC QDR-EOLPC: https://doi.org/10.5064/F6GXXBVD.