Disability and severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage. A prospective study of community-dwelling older persons.

@article{Pahor1994DisabilityAS,
  title={Disability and severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage. A prospective study of community-dwelling older persons.},
  author={Marco Pahor and Jack M. Guralnik and Marcel E. Salive and Elizabeth A. Chrischilles and Audrey Manto and Robert B. Wallace},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={
          816-25
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the occurrence of severe gastrointestinal bleeding in community-dwelling older persons and to examine whether disability is a risk factor for this life-threatening condition independent of other known predictors. DESIGN Prospective cohort survey. SETTING Three communities of the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE). PARTICIPANTS 8205 persons age > or = 68 years. MEASUREMENTS The hospital discharge diagnoses provided by the… CONTINUE READING
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