The challenge of admitting the very elderly to intensive care.

Abstract : ABSTRACT: The aging of the population has increased the demand for healthcare resources. The number of patients aged 80 years and older admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) increased during the past decade, as has the intensity of care for such patients. Yet, many physicians remain reluctant to admit the oldest, arguing a "squandering" of societal resources, that ICU care could be deleterious, or that ICU care may not actually be what the patient or family wants in this instance. Other ICU physicians are strong advocates for admission of a selected elderly population. These discrepant opinions may partly be explained by the current lack of validated criteria to select accurately the patients (of any age) who will benefit most from ICU hospitalization. This review describes the epidemiology of the elderly aged 80 years and older admitted in the ICU, their long-term outcomes, and to discuss some of the solutions to cope with the burden of an aging population receiving acute care hospitalization.
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Annals of Intensive Care, BioMed Central, 2011, 1 (1), pp.29. 〈10.1186/2110-5820-1-29〉
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Yên-Lan Nguyen, Derek Angus, Ariane Boumendil, Bertrand Guidet. The challenge of admitting the very elderly to intensive care.. Annals of Intensive Care, BioMed Central, 2011, 1 (1), pp.29. 〈10.1186/2110-5820-1-29〉. 〈inserm-00617245〉

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