Are Aggressive Treatment Strategies Less Cost-Effective for Older Patients? The Case of Ventilator Support and Aggressive Care for Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure
Hamel, Mary Beth
Phillips, Russell S.
Davis, Roger B.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2001 April; 49(4): 382-390
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Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness of Initiating Dialysis and Continuing Aggressive Care in Seriously Ill Hospitalized Adults Hamel, Mary Beth; Phillips, Russell S.; Davis, Roger B.; Desbiens, Norman; Connors, Alfred F.; Teno, Joan M.; Wenger, Neil; Lynn, Joanne; Wu, Albert W.; Fulkerson, William; Tsevat, Joel (1997-08-01)BACKGROUND: Renal failure requiring dialysis in the setting of hospitalization for serious illness is a poor prognostic sign, and dialysis and aggressive care are sometimes withheld. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical ...