Very old patients admitted to intensive care in Australia and New Zealand: a multi-centre cohort analysis

@article{Bagshaw2009VeryOP,
  title={Very old patients admitted to intensive care in Australia and New Zealand: a multi-centre cohort analysis},
  author={Sean M. Bagshaw and Steven A. R. Webb and Anthony Delaney and Carol George and David V Pilcher and Graeme Keith Hart and Rinaldo Bellomo},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={R45 - R45}
}
INTRODUCTION Older age is associated with higher prevalence of chronic illness and functional impairment, contributing to an increased rate of hospitalization and admission to intensive care. The primary objective was to evaluate the rate, characteristics and outcomes of very old (age >or= 80 years) patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from the Australian New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database. Data… CONTINUE READING
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