Supporting the Geriatric Critical Care Patient: Decision Making, Understanding Outcomes, and the Role of Palliative Care.
Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, PH505-C, New York, NY 10032, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, PH5, Room 527D, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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Sep 01, 2019
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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