Anemia status, hemoglobin concentration, and mortality in nursing home older residents.

@article{Landi2007AnemiaSH,
  title={Anemia status, hemoglobin concentration, and mortality in nursing home older residents.},
  author={Francesco Landi and Andrea G. Russo and Paola Danese and Rosa Liperoti and Christian Barillaro and Roberto Bernabei and Graziano Onder},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={322-7}
}
BACKGROUND Anemia status is a typical feature of the "frailty syndrome" of elderly subjects. Increasing evidences suggest that low hemoglobin concentration is common in elderly subjects and adversely affects morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE In the present study, we evaluate the impact of hemoglobin concentration on the risk of all-cause mortality in a large population of frail and old subjects living in a nursing home. METHODS There were 372 residents admitted to the teaching nursing home… CONTINUE READING

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