U.S. patients 4 times more likely to spend end in ICU

December 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2009, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p140
The article accounts on a research from Columbia University which compares the use of intensive care services in the U.S. and Great Britain. Findings of the research indicate that the former's patients are almost five times more likely to spend the last day of their lives in intensive care unit (ICU) compared to the latter. It also reveals that ICU's usage by individuals over the age of 85 is higher in the U.S. than in Great Britain.


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