Navigation Links
Patients in US 5 times more likely to spend last days in ICU than patients in England
Date:10/22/2009

Patients who die in the hospital in the United States are almost five times as likely to have spent part of their last hospital stay in the ICU than patients in England. What's more, over the age of 85, ICU usage among terminal patients is eight times higher in the U.S. than in England, according to new research from Columbia University that compared the two countries' use of intensive care services during final hospitalizations.

"Evaluating the use of intensive care services is particularly important because it is costly, resource intensive, and often traumatic for patients and families, especially for those at the end of life" said Hannah Wunsch, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, of Columbia University, lead author of the study. "We found far greater use of intensive care services in the United States during terminal hospitalizations, especially among medical patients and the elderly."

Their findings were published in the November 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Wunsch and colleagues wanted to examine the differences in ICU usage in England and the U.S., because the countries' similar life expectancies and population demographics enabled a comparison of fundamentally different healthcare systems.

England has one-sixth the number of intensive care beds available per capita that are available in the U.S. Furthermore, medical decisions in England are generally considered to be the direct responsibility of the physician, rather than that of the patient or the patient's surrogate decision-maker(s) as it is in the U.S.

"In England, there is universal health care through the National Health Service, and there is also much lower per-capita expenditure on intensive care services when compared to the U.S.," said Dr. Wunsch. "The use of intensive care in England is limited by supply
'/>"/>

Contact: Keely Savoie
ksavoie@thoracic.org
212-305-8620
American Thoracic Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Red grape skin extract could be new treatment for sickle cell disease patients
2. Radiation Treatments Made Safer for Cancer Patients
3. Informed Consent Goes Mobile Helping Patients and Clinicians Cut Confusion and Paperwork
4. CT scans better than X-rays when detecting abnormalities in patients with H1N1 virus
5. Fish Oil Supplements Dont Help Depressed Heart Patients
6. Depression in older cancer patients can be effectively treated with collaborative approach
7. Thyroid surgery safe for older patients, study finds
8. Mayo Clinic clinicians develop new decision aid tool to help type 2 diabetes patients
9. Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Patients Honored for Giving Back
10. Mayo Clinic Clinicians Develop New Decision Aid Tool to Help Type 2 Diabetes Patients
11. New data showed type 2 diabetes patients experienced greater blood sugar reductions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... Plugin and template developers from Pixel Film ... Final Cut Pro X. , “TransPack Volume 5 gives users ... off an industry professional look” Said Christina Austin, CEO of ... Volume 5, a new level of professionalism will become the ... 50 Final Cut Pro X transitions featuring organic animations. Choose ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... December 26, 2014 DW-InductionHeating.com (DaWei Induction ... designing, researching and developing, producing and marketing of a ... the business announces their new series of induction ... of the company, induction brazing refers to ... special filler material and heat. The manager says that ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The click strand woven ... and durability. Today, the business announces a click ... until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand woven ... BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the bamboo ... find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , “We ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 “Every three months the trends for ... sweetheart evening dress will be one of the hottest styles ... Yunx.co.uk says. Today, the company releases 26 A-line sweetheart evening ... 80% off. , “We are trying our best to ... our latest designs. Along with affordable prices, we provide discounted ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, BellasDress has launched ... wedding dresses. BellasDress has chosen their best-selling lace wedding ... for the holiday season. , Now, BellasDress.com features ... gowns here at discount prices. The business hopes everyone ... website. , “All our elegant products are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Today a new plugin was announced from Pixel Film Studios, TransPack Volume 5 for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Induction Brazing Equipment Series From DaWei Induction Heating Co., A Reliable Supplier Of Induction Heating Equipment 2Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2
... SINGAPORE, Oct. 31 Flextronics International,Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... Flextronics,s,previously announced acquisition of Solectron Corporation on October ... 0.50% Convertible,Senior Notes due 2034 (CUSIP Nos. 834182 ... Convertible Senior Notes Series B due 2034 (CUSIP ...
... Impact,Medical Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: IMSU), ... Craig W. Lunsman to its board,of directors. Mr. ... William,Jamieson Group, LLC, a consulting group that provides ... private small cap companies.,As an outside director, Mr. ...
... PETA Talking Points, Discourages Donations to,Legitimate Cancer Charities, ... today,s report on global causes of cancer from ... for Consumer Freedom is urging,them to be skeptical ... calling itself "The Cancer Project." A project of ...
... data finds no link to most common illnesses , ... do not increase the risk of cancers, connective tissue ... researchers. , A team from the International Epidemiology Institute ... in Nashville, Tenn., reviewed available research on the safety ...
... UCLA and Vanderbilt football coach Red Sanders, I just want ... 15-year-old athlete, New research indicates that young athletes find playing ... maximum effort is far more important and has a bigger ... terms of athletes ratings of how much fun they had ...
... Oct. 31 Every day that goes,by without progress ... wasted, and more damage is done to an already,weakened ... pro tem introduced their health reform plans at the ... a vigorous debate that,finally would result in health coverage ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Flextronics Announces Change in Control Repurchase Offer for Solectron's 0.50% Senior Convertible Notes 2Health News:Impact Medical Solutions Announces Appointment of New Director 2Health News:Impact Medical Solutions Announces Appointment of New Director 3Health News:Consumer Alert: 'Cancer Project' Organization Is a Deceptive Animal Rights Group 2Health News:Little Evidence Silicone Breast Implants Harm Health 2Health News:Motivational coaching climate outscores winning for young athletes 2Health News:Statement by Bruce Bodaken, Chairman & CEO, Blue Shield of California 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , December 24, 2014 ... on Global Disposable Syringe Industry of 178 ... online business intelligence library. The ... Syringe Industry is a professional and deep ...  For overview analysis, the report introduces Disposable ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 Tianyin Pharmaceutical ... that specializes in patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese ... (API) today announced that the Company achieved the ... Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate of TPI,s Qionglai Facility ... (CFDA). The public notice period is a significant ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, announced ... (FDA) has cleared its System One™ to perform ... sleeping, known as home nocturnal hemodialysis. NxStage,s® System ... cleared by the FDA for this indication. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 2TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 3NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 2NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 3
... than 11,000 churches since,its launch in April, ... In preparation for flu,season, The COSHAR Foundation ... vaccine-preventable illnesses -- including the flu. The,Foundation,s ... awareness,campaign, Protecting our Future: The COSHAR Foundation ...
... 10 Raptor,Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Raptor" or the ... the Company has entered into an agreement ... of France to,evaluate Raptor,s proprietary delayed-release cysteamine ... trial in patients with Huntington,s,Disease ("Huntington,s"). CHU ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The COSHAR Foundation Urges Parents to Ensure Children Are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations 2Raptor Pharmaceuticals to Collaborate with Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers for Phase II Clinical Trial in Huntington's Disease 2Raptor Pharmaceuticals to Collaborate with Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers for Phase II Clinical Trial in Huntington's Disease 3Raptor Pharmaceuticals to Collaborate with Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers for Phase II Clinical Trial in Huntington's Disease 4Raptor Pharmaceuticals to Collaborate with Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers for Phase II Clinical Trial in Huntington's Disease 5Raptor Pharmaceuticals to Collaborate with Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers for Phase II Clinical Trial in Huntington's Disease 6
...
...
EDM Ventricular Drainage Kit, with Drip Chamber with and without Bioglide are fabricated of radiopaque (barium impregnated) silicone tubing, and are packaged with stainless steel stylets inserted in ...
Medtronic neurosurgery external drainage and monitoring (EDM) products meet a variety of needs for CSF drainage and monitoring....
Medicine Products: