Over the last few years, the assessment of frailty at admission to the ICU has become increasingly popular. Frailty is also considered one of the potential prognostic indicators in patients with COVID-19.

The degree of frailty could be used to assist both the triage into intensive care and decisions regarding treatment limitations.

The COVIP study led by prof Jung sought to determine the interaction of frailty and age in elderly COVID-19 ICU patients.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about the findings of the study.


Christian JUNG. Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf (DE). Chair, ESICM Health Services Research & Outcome (HSRO) Section.

Kristina FUEST. Technische Universität München (DE). ESICM NEXT Committee member.

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