Illness trajectories are also valuable in critical care

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7502.1272 (Published 26 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1272
  1. Stephen J Streat, intensivist (StephenS@adhb.govt.nz)1
  1. 1 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland 1003, New Zealand

    Editor—I was uplifted by the simple wisdom of Murray et al and suggest that the concept of illness trajectories has value in critical as well as palliative care.1 Intensivists are often referred patients with similar trajectories to those presented,1 where a catastrophe so dominates the presentation that an immediate attempted …

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