The Very Elderly Admitted to ICU: A Quality Finish?

@article{Heyland2015TheVE,
  title={The Very Elderly Admitted to ICU: A Quality Finish?},
  author={Daren Keith Heyland and Deborah G Cook and Sean M. Bagshaw and Allan Garland and Henry T Stelfox and Sangeeta Mehta and Peter Dodek and Jim Kutsogiannis and Karen Burns and John Muscedere and Alexis F Turgeon and Rob Fowler and Xuran Jiang and Andrew George Day},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={1352-60}
}
OBJECTIVE Very elderly persons admitted to ICUs are at high risk of death. To document life-sustaining interventions (mechanical ventilation, vasopressors, renal replacement therapy) provided in the ICU and outcomes of care. DESIGN Multicenter, prospective cohort study. SETTING ICUs of 24 Canadian hospitals. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING Patients 80 years old or older admitted to the ICU. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS One thousand six hundred seventy-one patients were… CONTINUE READING
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