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Changes of health-related quality of life in critically ill octogenarians: a follow-up study.

Authors
  • Hofhuis, José G M1
  • van Stel, Henk F2
  • Schrijvers, Augustinus J P2
  • Rommes, Johannes H3
  • Spronk, Peter E4
  • 1 Department of Intensive Care, Gelre Hospital, Apeldoorn. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht.
  • 3 Department of Intensive Care, Gelre Hospital, Apeldoorn.
  • 4 Department of Intensive Care, Gelre Hospital, Apeldoorn; Department of Intensive Care, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
CHEST Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
December 2011
Volume
140
Issue
6
Pages
1473–1483
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1378/chest.10-0803
PMID: 21960698
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We demonstrated a good recovery of HRQOL in octogenarians surviving critical illness. The findings suggest that denying admission to the ICU should not just rely on old age.

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