The critical importance of functional status in critical illness.


When patients are in an intensive care unit (ICU), considerable attention is placed on physiological variables of illness. This novel article by Ferrante and colleagues1 establishes that we also need to be attentive to patient-centered measures of function as a fundamental measure of illness that must be assessed in all older ICU patients. The need for… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7897


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