• Vol. 30 No. 3, 216–221
  • 15 May 2001

Intensive Care Medicine in Singapore: Challenges in a New Era


The specialty of intensive care medicine (ICM) is rapidly evolving as economic progress, ageing population, urbanisation, improved living standards, better education and rising patient expectations reshape medicine. A recent report by the Committee on Manpower for Pulmonary and Critical Care Societies (COMPACCS) identified care of the critically ill as one area in medicine that is likely to experience a major impact from an increase in the elderly population.

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