7th April 2017, Volume 130 Number 1453

Jay Ritzema, Paul Young

Demand for elective and emergency intensive care unit (ICU) beds for elderly patients is increasing.1 There are many potential factors that may be driving this demand, including: an ageing population,…

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Jay Ritzema, Registrar, ICU, Wellington Hospital, Wellington; Paul Young, Intensivist, Wellington Hospital, Wellington.


Paul Young, Intensive Care Unit, Wellington Regional Hospital, Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021.

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