[Elderly patients in the ICU: extending life to the max?]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 163, (2019), article D4299
Article / Letter to editor
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
SubjectRadboudumc 0: Other Research RIMLS: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
With an ageing population, the number of very old patients that are admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) is also increasing. The possible benefit of ICU admission for these patients should be weighed against the risks of cognitive and functional impairment. Prospective studies are necessary to optimize the triage process and to identify factors, other than age, that are related to long-term outcome in ICU patients.
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