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Supporting the Geriatric Critical Care Patient: Decision Making, Understanding Outcomes, and the Role of Palliative Care.

Authors
  • Mittel, Aaron1
  • Hua, May2
  • 1 Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, PH505-C, New York, NY 10032, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, PH5, Room 527D, New York, NY 10032, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesiology clinics
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2019
Volume
37
Issue
3
Pages
537–546
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.anclin.2019.04.011
PMID: 31337483
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Geriatric admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) are common and require unique considerations for ICU clinicians. Admission to the ICU should be considered on an individual-patient basis. It is reasonable to consider a "trial of critical care" for many patients, even those who have uncertain chances of meaningful recovery. Quality of life and functional independence are especially important to older adults, and these outcomes should be considered when weighing the risks and benefits of admission or continuing ICU care. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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