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Does anyone ever expect to die?

Anstey, Matthew; Watts, N; Orford, N; Seppelt, Ian; Mitchell, Imogen

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Patients who come to the intensive care unit are amongst the sickest patients in our hospitals. Patients can be admitted to the intensive care unit unexpectedly (following accidents or sudden onset of illness) or as unplanned but not necessarily truly ‘unexpected’ admissions. These patients often have significant underlying chronic health issues, including metastatic cancer, advanced cardiac, respiratory, renal, or hepatic failure, or frailty, with a high likelihood of death in the ensuing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/236887
Source: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

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