A systematic literature review of factors affecting outcome in older medical patients admitted to hospital

Susan E Campbell, D Gwyn Seymour, Willie R Primrose, ACMEplus Project

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    The ACMEplus project aims to devise a standardised system for measuring case-mix and outcome in older patients admitted to hospitals in different parts of Europe for primarily 'medical' (i.e. not surgical or psychiatric) reasons. As a first step in this project, a systematic review was carried out to identify factors which had a significant influence on outcome in such patients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)110-5
    Number of pages6
    JournalAge and Ageing
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


    • Aged
    • Aged, 80 and over
    • Analysis of Variance
    • Comorbidity
    • Diagnosis-Related Groups
    • Female
    • Hospitals, Community
    • Humans
    • Length of Stay
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
    • Patient Admission
    • Prognosis
    • Prospective Studies
    • Risk Factors

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