Predicting futility in elderly patients (de Lange)
Can we select elderly patients that survive ICU (Bertrand)
Healthcare-associated costs associated with elderly (Flaatten)
The proportion of elderly patients on the ICU is increasing with a high mortality rate
The key issue appears to be frailty and comorbidities
Outcome of older persons admitted to intensive care unit, mortality, prognosis factors, dependency scores and ability trajectory within 1 year: a prospective cohort study
Surviving ICU does not mean surviving till hospital discharge and it certainly does not mean returning to a previous level of function
Ten things to know about critically ill elderly patients
Long-term outcome in medical patients aged 80 or over following admission to an intensive care unit
The ICE-CUB2 trial looked at the effects of a systematic and more structured approach to elderly patients would reduce their mortality.
So should the elderly patient be admitted to the ICU??
So whats the cost??
Cost analysis of the very elderly admitted to intensive care units