Critical Care Update 2007

by Vineet Nayyar, JV Peter, Roop Kishen, S Srinivas

This volume contains articles on topics ranging from relatively common clinical conditions through to ones that cover esoteric physiology and therapeutics. Some papers, therefore, require more cogitation than others, but all are worth a read. Each article is a balanced review incorporating the latest evidence and has been specifically sourced from an expert in the field. As in previous years, each paper has been subjected to limited peer review. As clinicians working in intensive care, it is crucial for us to be aware of one particularly important facet of health care expenditure. Data from a number of sources has consistently demonstrated the fact that a large amount of health care expenditure takes place towards the end of life. If expenses undertaken towards the end of life represent, at least in part, cost of ICU care and interventions, evidence to date suggests that this expenditure is high irrespective of the age of the patient. Proximity to the time of death and not age is a major determinant of health expenditure. This simple fact has sobering implications for many of us, who are required to attend upon the dying amongst many that are critically ill or injured. This volume is useful for fellows, senior practitioners, particularly those in programs training in critical care medicine specialists.

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1. Nayyar Vineet
2. Peter JV
3. Kishen Roop
4. Srinivas S
Editor's Affiliation
1. Intensive Care Unit, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Sydney
2. Medical Intensive Care Unit, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu
3. Victoria University of Manchester, Intensive Care Unit, Hope Hospital, Manchester
4. Care Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh , India
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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