Intensive care for very elderly patients: outcome and risk factors for in-hospital mortality.

  title={Intensive care for very elderly patients: outcome and risk factors for in-hospital mortality.},
  author={Nele J A Van Den Noortgate and Dirk Vogelaers and Marcel Afschrift and Francis Colardyn},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={28 3},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate outcome and risk factors, particularly the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II scoring system, for in-hospital mortality in very elderly patients after admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS Retrospective chart review of patients > or =85 years admitted to the ICU. We recorded age, sex, previous medical history, primary diagnosis, date of admission and discharge or death, APACHE II score on admission, use of mechanical ventilation and… CONTINUE READING


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