Age matters: a study of clinical and economic outcomes following cholecystectomy in elderly Americans.

@article{Kuy2011AgeMA,
  title={Age matters: a study of clinical and economic outcomes following cholecystectomy in elderly Americans.},
  author={Sreyram Kuy and Julie Ann Sosa and Sanziana A Roman and Rani Desai and Ronnie Ann Rosenthal},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={201 6},
  pages={
          789-96
        }
}
BACKGROUND Gallstone disease increases with age. The aims of this study were to measure short-term outcomes from cholecystectomy in hospitalized elderly patients, assess the effect of age, and identify predictors of outcomes. METHODS This was a cross-sectional analysis, using the Health Care Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample (1999-2006), of elderly patients (aged 65-79 and ≥80 years) and a comparison group (aged 50-64 years) hospitalized for cholecystectomy. Linear and logistic… CONTINUE READING
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