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My friend was hit by a car as a pedestrian. At the moment, she is in hospital and is given little chance to live. How could I describe her current condition?

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  • Medical staff would often say her condition is critical, but ordinary people might more likely say it's serious (though somewhat curiously, the latter is usually considered less serious than "critical" by the healthcare professionals). May 4, 2018 at 17:35
  • I think using "she is given little chance to live" is sufficient to describe the situation. There are others, depending on the actual condition: critical (some hope for survival), grave (basically no hope for survival), "on life support", among others.
    – user3169
    May 4, 2018 at 19:56
  • UK media are much given to talking about life-threatening or, in lesser cases, life-changing. accinet.co.uk/life-changing-injuries May 4, 2018 at 23:15

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Medical staff would often say her condition is critical, but ordinary people might more likely say it's serious (though somewhat curiously, the latter is usually considered less serious than "critical" by the healthcare professionals). – FumbleFingers

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