Clinician predictions of intensive care unit mortality.

  title={Clinician predictions of intensive care unit mortality.},
  author={Graeme M. Rocker and Deborah J Cook and Peter Sjokvist and Bruce Weaver and Simon Finfer and Ellen McDonald and John C. Marshall and Anne Kirby and Mitchell M. Levy and Peter M. Dodek and Daren Keith Heyland and Gordon H. Guyatt},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={32 5},
OBJECTIVE Predicting outcomes for critically ill patients is an important aspect of discussions with families in the intensive care unit. Our objective was to evaluate clinical intensive care unit survival predictions and their consequences for mechanically ventilated patients. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Fifteen tertiary care centers. PATIENTS Consecutive mechanically ventilated patients > or = 18 yrs of age with expected intensive care unit stay > or = 72 hrs… CONTINUE READING
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