Intensive Care in the Elderly

  • C. Foot
  • M. Fisher


The ageing demographic in developing countries provides an unprecedented challenge for practitioners of Intensive Care Medicine (ICM). Over 10 years ago Callahan stated: “The future goal of medicine in the care of the aged should be that of improving the quality of their lives, not seeking ways to extend their lives. In its long standing ambition to forestall death, medicine has, in the care of the aged, reached its last frontier” [1].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Foot
    • 1
  • M. Fisher
    • 1
  1. 1.Intensive Care UnitRoyal North Shore HospitalSydneyAustralia

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