Search Tag: long-term mortality

ICU Management

Pessimism in providing critical care for elderly patients

2019 29 May

A recent study conducted in France investigated the association of age with long-term mortality after discharge from the ICU. Another subset of this discussion relates to the critically ill elderly patients who have higher mortality compared to younger patients as well as longer lengths of stay in the ICU prior to death.  There has been a... Read more

ICU Management

Association of age and mortality among patients discharged from ICU

2019 15 May

In high-income countries, ageing patients with chronic comorbidities increase the need for ICU beds. This results in a significant burden for both the individual and the healthcare system. There has been some discussion regarding the benefits of ICU admission for elderly patients as it may lead to unnecessary invasive care and healthcare expenditure... Read more