Critically Ill, then chronically painful: Pain and interfere
While advances in the delivery of critical care medicine have resulted in improvements in patient care and disease survival, 1 of the consequences has been the growing cohort of patients who are survivors of critical illness.

The morbidity associated with survival of critical illness is incompletely understood, and methods at reducing that morbidity have not been well defined.

In this infographic, published in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia, the authors review a recent study that seeks to characterize the relationship between opioid administration during critical illness and the subsequent development of persistent pain and disability associated with persistent pain after critical illness.