AGE ALONE SHOULD NOT BE A TRIAGE CRITERION FOR INTENSIVE CARE UNIT ADMISSION


AYGENCEL BIKMAZ Ş. G. , Dogan N., Unver-Koluman B., Aybar-Turkoglu M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.14, no.2, pp.85-94, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-94

Abstract

Introduction: Older age is associated with higher prevalence of chronic illness and functional impairment, contributing to an increased rate of hospitalization and admission to intensive care. The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate the rate, characteristics and outcomes of elderly patients (age >= 65) admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU), to compare the differences between old (65-79 years old) and very old (>= 80) patients, and to find the factors associated with survival.