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 RAND.org on January 01, 2001

by Joanne Lynn

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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.

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