Admission profile is predictive of outcome in acute hospital care.

@article{Jonsson2008AdmissionPI,
  title={Admission profile is predictive of outcome in acute hospital care.},
  author={Palmi V. Jonsson and Anja Noro and Harriet Finne-Soveri and Anna Birna Jensd{\'o}ttir and Gunnar Ljunggren and G{\"o}sta Bucht and Else Vengnes Grue and Jan Bj{\"o}rnson and Elisabeth Jons{\'e}n and Marianne Schroll},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={533-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The purpose of this study is to describe predictors for discharge and one-year outcomes of acute-care hospital patients, 75 years of age or over, based on admission status information. We carried out a prospective study of a randomly selected patient population, from one urban acute-care hospital in each of the Nordic countries. 763 persons aged 75+ were randomly selected from acute admissions to the participating hospitals. 749 observations at discharge and 655 observations… CONTINUE READING

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