Journal article

Dementia and the risk of short-term readmission and mortality after a pneumonia admission

Susanne Boel Graversen, Henrik Schou Pedersen, Annelli Sandbaek, Catherine Hauerslev Foss, Victoria Jane Palmer, Anette Riisgaard Ribe



BACKGROUND: At time of discharge after a pneumonia admission, care planning for older persons with dementia is essential. However, care planning is limited by lack of knowledge on the short-term prognosis. AIM: To investigate 30-day mortality and readmission after hospital discharge for pneumonia in persons with versus without dementia, and to investigate how these associations vary with age, time since discharge, and medication use. METHODS: Using the Danish registries, we investigated 30-day mortality and readmission in persons (+65 years) discharged after pneumonia in 2000-2016 (N = 298,872). Adjusted mortality rate ratios (aMRRs) and incidence rate ratios (aIRRs) were calculated for pers..

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Funding Acknowledgements

SG was funded by unrestricted grants from the General Practice Research Foundation of the Central Denmark Region (Region Midtjyllands Praksisforskningsfond), the Danish General Practice Fund (Fonden for Almen Praksis), Public Health in Central Denmark Region - a collaboration between municipalities and the Central Denmark Region (Folkesundhed i Midten), the (Danish) Health Foundation (Helsefonden), the Danish Foundation for Physicians (Laegefonden) under the A.P. Moeller Foundations, the Beckett Foundation (Beckett-fonden), the Knud Hoejgaards Fond, the Graduate School of Health Aarhus University, and the Korning Foundation. ARR was funded by an unrestricted grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The funders had no role in the study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of the report.