Decisions regarding admission to the ICU and international initiatives to improve the decision-making process

Abstract

Whether a critically ill patient should or should not be offered life-supporting treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU) is arguably the most important decision that is regularly made on behalf of a patient; deciding not to admit somebody may mean that their death is inevitable. Yet these decisions are often made in the face of uncertain information… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13054-017-1749-3

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