Intensive Care

What 'do everything' can mean

What 'do everything' can mean

The day I met Mrs. Bartlett at my hospital, she was an 89-year-old long-stay nursing home resident with moderate-to-severe dementia who was being transferred to my hospitalist service for shortness of breath. Her family had never discussed what kind of medical care she would want.

Elderly ICU, hospital patients might survive longer at home, research suggests

Seniors discharged from hospital or intensive care unit to skilled nursing facilities are significantly more likely to die within six months than those discharged home, according to a new study.

Intensive care units may be breeding grounds for drug-resistant super bugs, report suggests

As many as 71% of the world's intensive care patients are receiving antibiotic treatment, which could lead to an increase in drug-resistant super bugs, a new study suggests.