Predicting short-term and long-term mortality in elderly emergency patients admitted for intensive care
Daiv J Lown, Jonathon Knott, Thomas Rechnitzer, Chris MacIsaac
Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2013
OBJECTIVE: The long-term outcomes of intensive care for the growing elderly cohort are not well defined. We explored the predictive factors for 12-month mortality in elderly patients who were admitted to an intensive care unit within 24 hours of emergency department (ED) presentation. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective cohort study of 506 patients aged 80 years and over who were admitted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital ICU within 24 hours of presentation to the ED, between 1 January 2005 and 1 December 2010. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES AND RESULTS: After multivariate regression analysis, independent risk factors for mortality 12 months after hospital discharge were the need for mech..View full abstract
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