Causes of mortality on a university hospital neurology service.

  title={Causes of mortality on a university hospital neurology service.},
  author={Olav Jaren and Linda M. Selwa},
  journal={The neurologist},
  volume={12 5},
BACKGROUND The mortality rate for all patients cared for by inpatient neurology services has not been described. METHODS Quality assurance case discussions of all patients (n = 6012) admitted to a neurology service from 1996 to 2003 were reviewed to determine frequency and causes of mortality. All cases of mortality were reviewed in detail. RESULTS The majority of patients (98%) survived their admission; 118 patients died. In 95/118 cases, care had been withdrawn at the time of death. In 11… CONTINUE READING