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ICU Management

Critical Care at the End of Life: A Study of Cost and Outcomes

2017 07 Jun

New research indicates that the majority of individuals admitted to ICU at the end of life are elderly and burdened by chronic illness. The existing medical literature indicates that this is the exact type of population that would be expected to do worse in the ICU, researchers note.The study also shows that a significant proportion of those with ICU... Read more

ICU Management

End-of-Life Decisions in the ICU Impact Nurses, Doctors

2016 07 Jun

End-of-life decision making in the ICU can impact not only the families of patients, but also doctors, nurses and hospital rapid response teams. Effect on Doctors and NursesA literature review published in Australian Critical Care by Liz Flannery and colleagues from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney, Australia,... Read more