Outcomes of elderly survivors of intensive care: a review of the literature.

@article{Hennessy2005OutcomesOE,
  title={Outcomes of elderly survivors of intensive care: a review of the literature.},
  author={Deirdre A Hennessy and Kelsey D. M Juzwishin and Dean Yergens and Thomas W Noseworthy and Christopher Doig},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 5},
  pages={1764-74}
}
An increasing proportion of critically ill patients are elderly (ie, >or= 65 years of age). This poses complex challenges and choices for the management of elderly patients. Outcome following admission to the ICU has been traditionally concerned with mortality. Beyond mortality, outcomes such as functional status and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have assumed greater importance. This article reviews the literature, published in English from 1990 to December 2003, pertaining to HRQOL… CONTINUE READING

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