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Older patients in the ICU: a cautious analysis of epidemiologic data is required

Thomas Fassier* and Antoine Duclos

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EAM 4128 Santé-Individu-Société, Faculté de Médecine Laënnec, Université Lyon 1, 7-11 rue G. Paradin, 69372 Lyon Cedex 8, France

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Critical Care 2011, 15:421  doi:10.1186/cc10134

See related research by Roch et al.,

Published: 27 April 2011

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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 [2]. We plead for cautious analysis of these epidemiologic data, however, highlighting the following points.