Factors influencing discharge location after hospitalization resulting from a traumatic fall among older persons.

@article{Lim2007FactorsID,
  title={Factors influencing discharge location after hospitalization resulting from a traumatic fall among older persons.},
  author={Hyun Ja Lim and Raymond G. Hoffmann and Karen J. Brasel},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2007},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          902-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify significant demographic, clinical, and nonclinical factors among elderly persons influencing the discharge location after hospitalization resulting from a traumatic fall. METHODS Population-based case-only study with use of data from the 2003 National Trauma Data Bank. The study analysis included 47,234 subjects admitted to 1 of 405 hospitals in the United States between 1989 and 2003, and aged between 65 and 89 years. Demographic characteristics, clinical factors, and… CONTINUE READING
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