How good are ICU staff at predicting the future?

Intensive care doctors and nurses may be pretty good at predicting the likelihood of death for critically ill patients, but there is room for improvement when it comes to predicting future cognitive abilities.

This is the main finding from a study of 47 doctors and 147 nurses working in three ICUs across the US.

The authors note that predictions of long-term survival and functional outcomes influence decision-making for critically ill patients, yet until now,