VIP1 study

The results from VIP1 were published in Intensive Care Medicine and other journals.
View the previously published papers from the VIP1 study.
The VIP1 results were also presented at ESICM Lives 2017 and was voted a 2017 top 3 publication at ESICM 2018.
The VIP1 study was endorsed by ESICM (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine).
The VIP1-study was called the POETICS study in Great Britain.

This study addressed the ICU care of the very old, defined as patients ≥ 80 years, admitted to the ICU. The study was the first large multinational study, with a basis in Europe, to study the frequency of ICU admission in the very old patients and the use of common ICU resources including ICU and hospital LOS. Outcome was registered as outcome at ICU discharge and at 30 days. We also studied the feasibility of a very simple frailty index. Patients were recruited from October 2016 to May 2017.


VIP1 steering group and country coordinators


Hans FlaattenPrincipal Investigator of the VIP study group and Past chair HSRO sectionBergen, Norway
Bertrand GuidetFrench coordinatorParis, France
Rui MorenoPortuguese coordinatorLisboa, Portugal
Dylan deLangeThe Nethelands coordinatorUtrecht, The Netherlands
Steffen ChristensenDanish coordinatorAarhus, Denmark
Jesper FjølnerDatamanagerAarhus, Denmark
Akos CsomosHungarian coordinatorBudapest, Hungary
Andreas ValentinAustrian coordinatorVienna, Austria
Antonio ArtigasSpanish coordinatorBarcelona, Spain
Bernardo Bollen PintoSwiss coordinatorGeneva, Switzerland
Brian MarshIrish coordinatorDublin, Ireland
Christian JungGerman coordinatorDusseldorf, Germany
Christina ÖhmanSwedish coordinatorStockholm, Sweden
Finn AndersenNorwegian coordinatorÅlesund, Norway
Guido BertoliniItalian coordinatorMilan, Italy
Maurizio CecconiItalian co-coordinatorMilan, Italy
Primož GradišekSlovenian coordinatorLjublljana, Slovenia
Sandra OeyenBelgium coordinatorGhent, Belgium
Seyed MohammadReza HashemianIranian coordinatorTehran, Iran
Tilemachos ZafeiridisGreek coordinatorLarissa, Greece
Wojciech SzczeklikPolish coordinatorKrakow, Poland
Ximena WatsonEnglish coordinatorLondon, England

VIP1 papers

Se the papers page.

VIP1 site collaborators