Diseases mortality patterns in elderly patients: A Nigerian teaching hospital experience in Irrua, Nigeria

@inproceedings{Uchendu2013DiseasesMP,
  title={Diseases mortality patterns in elderly patients: A Nigerian teaching hospital experience in Irrua, Nigeria},
  author={Obiora Jude Uchendu and Gerald dafe Forae},
  booktitle={Nigerian medical journal : journal of the Nigeria Medical Association},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Currently, in developing countries, there is a paradigm shift in the mortality patterns from communicable to non-communicable diseases. OBJECTIVE This study is aimed at providing a broad spectrum on the mortality patterns in elderly within a 5-year-period in a tertiary healthcare provider in Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study is a retrospective review of mortality patterns of elderly patients from January 2007 to December 2011 occurring in Irrua specialist teaching… CONTINUE READING