The management of multi-morbidity in elderly patients: Ready yet for precision medicine in intensive care? Academic Article uri icon

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  • AbstractThere is ongoing demographic ageing and increasing longevity of the population, with previously devastating and often-fatal diseases now transformed into chronic conditions. This is turning multi-morbidity into a major challenge in the world of critical care. After many years of research and innovation, mainly in geriatric care, the concept of multi-morbidity now requires fine-tuning to support decision-making for patients along their whole trajectory in healthcare, including in the intensive care unit (ICU). This article will discuss current challenges and present approaches to adapt critical care services to the needs of these patients.


  • Beil, Michael
  • Flaatten, Hans
  • Guidet, Bertrand
  • Sviri, Sigal
  • Jung, Christian
  • de Lange, Dylan
  • Leaver, Susannah
  • Fjølner, Jesper
  • Szczeklik, Wojciech
  • van Heerden, Peter Vernon

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  • December 2021