Epidemiology and outcome of multiple trauma in the elderly population in a tertiary care hospital in southern Italy

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Background It is estimated that, in Italy, by 2050 almost 35% of the population will be older than 65 years and 14% will be older than 80 years. As the elderly population grows, the fraction of geriatric trauma patients seen in trauma centers is rapidly increasing. Traumatic injuries in the elderly often represent a major medical and surgical challenge… (More)

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