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
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..View full abstract
Unrestricted funding was provided by the University of Melbourne to Professor Andrea B. Maier.