Journal article

Morbidity Measures Predicting Mortality in Inpatients: A Systematic Review

Cheng Hwee Soh, Syed Wajih Ul Hassan, Julian Sacre, Andrea B Maier

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Morbidity is an important risk factor for mortality and a variety of morbidity measures have been developed to predict patients' health outcomes. The objective of this systematic review was to compare the capacity of morbidity measures in predicting mortality among inpatients admitted to internal medicine, geriatric, or all hospital wards. DESIGN: A systematic literature search was conducted from inception to March 6, 2019 using 4 databases: Medline, Embase, Cochrane, and CINAHL. Articles were included if morbidity measures were used to predict mortality (registration CRD42019126674). SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Inpatients with a mean or median age ≥65 years. MEASUREMENTS: Morbidit..

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