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ICU Management

ICU Admission for the Very Elderly: A Cost Analysis

2017 23 May

Considering the poor clinical outcomes, and that many intensive care unit (ICU) admissions may be undesired by very elderly patients (aged 80 or older), ICU costs in this population are substantial, according to a new study published in the journal Critical Care. "Our finding that a preference for comfort care predicted a lower cost independent of... Read more

ICU Management

Predicting Survival, Functional Outcomes after ICU Admission

2017 23 May

In a new study published in JAMA, physicians and nurses were more accurate in predicting the likelihood of death and less accurate in predicting cognitive abilities in six months for critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.... Read more