[Geriatric intensive care : Consensus paper of DGIIN, DIVI, DGAI, DGGG, ÖGGG, ÖGIAIN, DGP, DGEM, DGD, DGNI, DGIM, DGKliPha and DGG]

Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed. 2020 Jun;115(5):393-411. doi: 10.1007/s00063-019-0590-7.
[Article in German]


The proportion of elderly, frail, and multimorbid people has increased dramatically in recent decades resulting from demographic changes and will further increase, which will impact acute medical care. Prospective, randomized studies on geriatric intensive care are still lacking. There are also no international or national recommendations regarding the management of critically ill elderly patients. Based on an expert opinion, this consensus paper provides 16 statements that should be considered when dealing with geriatric critical care patients.

Keywords: Elderly; Frailty; Geriatric critical care; Geriatrics; Intensive care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Consensus
  • Critical Care*
  • Critical Illness*
  • Frail Elderly
  • Humans
  • Prospective Studies