The Eldicus prospective, observational study of triage decision making in European intensive care units. Part II: intensive care benefit for the elderly.

@article{Sprung2012TheEP,
  title={The Eldicus prospective, observational study of triage decision making in European intensive care units. Part II: intensive care benefit for the elderly.},
  author={Charles L Sprung and Antonio Artigas and Jozef Kesecioglu and Angelo Pezzi and Joergen Wiis and Romain Pirracchio and Mario Baras and David L Edbrooke and Antonio Pesenti and Jan Bakker and Chris Hargreaves and G. M. Gurman and Simon L. Cohen and Anne M. Lippert and Didier M. Payen and Davide Corbella and Gaetano Iapichino},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={132-8}
}
RATIONALE Life and death triage decisions are made daily by intensive care unit physicians. Admission to an intensive care unit is denied when intensive care unit resources are constrained, especially for the elderly. OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of intensive care unit triage decisions on mortality and intensive care unit benefit, specifically for elderly patients. DESIGN Prospective, observational study of triage decisions from September 2003 until March 2005. SETTING Eleven… CONTINUE READING
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