Older patients in the ICU: a cautious analysis of epidemiologic data is required
EAM 4128 Santé-Individu-Société, Faculté de Médecine Laënnec, Université Lyon 1, 7-11 rue G. Paradin, 69372 Lyon Cedex 8, France
Critical Care 2011, 15:421 doi:10.1186/cc10134
See related research by Roch et al., http://ccforum.com/content/15/1/R36Published: 27 April 2011
First paragraph (this article has no abstract)
Recently published in Critical Care, Roch and colleagues' results have been extensively commented upon [1,2]. Indeed, such observational studies are necessary to improve our understanding of ICU older patients' outcome . We plead for cautious analysis of these epidemiologic data, however, highlighting the following points.