In this prospective and observational study, to evaluate the 1-year outcomes in survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and their family caregivers, Tansey et al evaluated 117 SARS survivors from Toronto, Canada. The enrolled SARS survivors were young (median age, 42 years), and most were women (67%) and health care workers (65%). At 1 year after discharge from hospital, pulmonary function measures were in the normal range, but 18% of patients had a significant reduction in distance walked in 6 minutes. By 1 year, 17% of patients had not returned to work. Fifty-one patients required 668 visits to psychiatry or psychology practitioners. During the SARS epidemic, informal caregivers reported a decline of 1.6 SD below normal on the mental component score of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey. Most SARS survivors had good physical recovery from their illness, but some patients and their caregivers reported a significant reduction in mental health 1 year later. Strategies to ameliorate the psychological burden of an epidemic on the patient and family caregiver should be considered as part of future pandemic planning.