Demands of an Aging Population for Critical Care and Pulmonary Services

Published in: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 285, no. 8, Feb. 28, 2001, p. 1016-1017

Posted on on January 01, 2001

by Joanne Lynn

Aggressive care management and advance care planning might greatly reduce patient demand for critical care services in particular and for physician services in general. Among the very old, services might focus on comfort and care at home.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation External publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.