Jorge Salluh

Jorge Salluh


Our group investigates the outcomes of critically ill patients.

Our studies’ approaches comprise a combination of observational studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, as well as clinical trials. We believe that a better understanding of the epidemiology of acute and critically ill patients may help design interventions that aim at improving the quality of care and ultimately patients’ outcomes. The main topics of our studies involve quality of care delivery, efficiency of intensive care units (ICUs), delirium in critically ill patients as well as subgroups of interest in critical care such as patients with sepsis, cancer and acute respiratory failure.

Keywords: Intensive care medicine, delirium, quality improvement, ICU efficiency, Sepsis, Sedation


Medical Residency in Pulmonology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1997-2000)

Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine (Brazilian Society of Critical Care) (2000-2001)

MSc and PhD, Internal Medicine (Pulmonary medicine), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2002-2009)


Intensive Care Medicine



National PhD Thesis awards (Top 3): , National Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil ( (2009)

Scholar, State of Rio Young Scientist, Brazil ( (2012-present)

Scholar, National Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil ( (2013-present)

Selected Publications

Effects of Organizational Characteristics on Outcomes and Resource Use in Patients With Cancer Admitted to Intensive Care Units.
Soares M, Bozza FA, Azevedo LC, Silva UV, Corrêa TD, Colombari F, Torelly AP, Varaschin P, Viana WN, Knibel MF, Damasceno M, Espinoza R, Ferez M, Silveira JG, Lobo SA, Moraes AP, Lima RA, de Carvalho AG, do Brasil PE, Kahn JM, Angus DC, Salluh JI.J Clin Oncol. 2016 Sep 20;34(27):3315-24.
doi: 10.1200/JCO.2016.66.9549

Effect of a Quality Improvement Intervention With Daily Round Checklists, Goal Setting, and Clinician Prompting on Mortality of Critically Ill Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Writing Group for the CHECKLIST-ICU Investigators and the Brazilian Research in Intensive Care Network (BRICNet), Cavalcanti AB, Bozza FA, Machado FR, Salluh JI, Campagnucci VP, Vendramim P, Guimaraes HP, Normilio-Silva K, Damiani LP, Romano E, Carrara F, Lubarino Diniz de Souza J, Silva AR, Ramos GV, Teixeira C, Brandão da Silva N, Chang CC, Angus DC, Berwanger O.  JAMA. 2016 Apr 12;315(14):1480-90.
doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.3463.

Outcome of delirium in critically ill patients: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Salluh JI, Wang H, Schneider EB, Nagaraja N, Yenokyan G, Damluji A, Serafim RB, Stevens RD. BMJ. 2015 Jun 3;350:h2538.
doi: 10.1136/bmj.h2538.

Organizational characteristics, outcomes, and resource use in 78 Brazilian intensive care units: the ORCHESTRA study. Soares M, Bozza FA, Angus DC, Japiassú AM, Viana WN, Costa R, Brauer L, Mazza BF, Corrêa TD, Nunes AL, Lisboa T, Colombari F, Maciel AT, Azevedo LC, Damasceno M, Fernandes HS, Cavalcanti AB, do Brasil PE, Kahn JM, Salluh JI. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Dec;41(12):2149-60.
doi: 10.1007/s00134-015-4076-7.

Delivering evidence-based critical care for mechanically ventilated patients with COVID-19. Salluh, JI, Ramos F, Chiche JD. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Aug;8(8):756-758.
doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30266-6. Epub 2020 Jun 16.

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