Longitudinal Changes in ICU Admissions Among Elderly Patients in the United States.

@article{Sjoding2016LongitudinalCI,
  title={Longitudinal Changes in ICU Admissions Among Elderly Patients in the United States.},
  author={Michael W Sjoding and Hallie C Prescott and Hannah Wunsch and Theodore J. Iwashyna and Colin R Cooke},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={
          1353-60
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Changes in population demographics and comorbid illness prevalence, improvements in medical care, and shifts in care delivery may be driving changes in the composition of patients admitted to the ICU. We sought to describe the changing demographics, diagnoses, and outcomes of patients admitted to critical care units in the U.S. hospitals. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING U.S. hospitals. PATIENTS There were 27.8 million elderly (age, > 64 yr) fee-for-service Medicare… CONTINUE READING
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