Use of intensive care services during terminal hospitalizations in England and the United States.

@article{Wunsch2009UseOI,
  title={Use of intensive care services during terminal hospitalizations in England and the United States.},
  author={Hannah Wunsch and Walter T. Linde-Zwirble and David A Harrison and Amber E Barnato and Kathryn M. Rowan and Derek C. Angus},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={180 9},
  pages={875-80}
}
RATIONALE Despite broad concern regarding the provision and cost of health care at the end of life, country-specific patterns of care have rarely been compared. OBJECTIVES To assess the use of hospital and intensive care services during terminal hospitalizations in England and the United States, two populations with similar socioeconomic backgrounds and life expectancies. METHODS Retrospective cohort study over a 1-year period (2001) using national (England) Hospital Episode Statistics, and… CONTINUE READING

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