Age, co-morbidity and poor mobility: no evidence of predicting in-patient death and acute hospital length of stay in the oldest old

Y Pai, C Butchart, CJ Lunt, P Musonda, N Gautham, RL Soiza, JF Potter, PK Myint

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Abstract

The 'oldest old' should not be considered as a homogenous group and findings from single-centre studies involving this age group may not be generalizable. We found no conclusive evidence that patient-related factors predict outcome in this age group in acute medical admission settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-679
Number of pages9
JournalQJM
Volume104
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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