Author(s): Chalfin DB
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Abstract Although elderly patients tend to have diminished physiologic reserve, the independent impact of age on outcome from critical illness is controversial. Physiologic status is perhaps a more important measure of a patient's underlying health and anticipated response to critical illness. Age, therefore, should not be used as a sole determinant for intensive care department admission.
This article was published in Clin Chest Med
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research