27.05.2017

Triage decision making for the elderly in european intensive care units (ELDICUS)

ELDICUS

 

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TypeHSR Project
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Startdate05-2002
Enddate04-2006
SummaryTriage decisions for the elderly requiring intensive care units (ICU), trouble patients, families and challenge public authorities. There is an urgent need for more transparency, increased cost-effective access to ICU and a European harmonisation of standards. This project will develop recommendations for public policy by (1) compilation of empirical data by ICU staff in 7 countries; (2) analysis of triage decisions in the elderly resulting in a social map of ethical values, in a cost-efficiency analysis and in a statistical analysis of the benefit parameters of triage decisions integrated with public policy; (3) a valorisation process to finalise the products as European harmonisation of standards. The project will produce a Europe-wide ICU triage scoring system in the elderly. This ambitious project requires collaboration by a consortium of ICU's and specialists in medicine, geriatrics, economics, public health and ethics.
 
CountriesBelgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, Israel
SectorsPrimary, Hospital
TopicsHealth Policy
 
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Last update date09-20-2011 11:25

 


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