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Do most of the patients in an icu die?
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Dr. Michael Taylor
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In brief: No
Some icus have sicker patients (higher acuity) than others, but even in these high acuity icus, the large majority of patients survive to make it out of the hospital.
{of course, somebody out there will respond with the flippant observation that no ICU patients survive, since everyone eventually dies.}.

In brief: No
Some icus have sicker patients (higher acuity) than others, but even in these high acuity icus, the large majority of patients survive to make it out of the hospital.
{of course, somebody out there will respond with the flippant observation that no ICU patients survive, since everyone eventually dies.}.
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