Features and prognostic factors for elderly with acute poisoning in the emergency department.

@article{Hu2010FeaturesAP,
  title={Features and prognostic factors for elderly with acute poisoning in the emergency department.},
  author={Yu-hui Hu and Hsiu-Ling Chou and Wen-hua Lu and Hsien-Hao Huang and Cheng-Chang Yang and David Hung Tzang Yen and Wei-Fong Kao and Jou-Fan Deng and C Huang},
  journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={78-87}
}
BACKGROUND Elderly persons with acute poisoning in the emergency department (ED) and prognostic factors of outcomes have not been well addressed in previous research. This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of elderly patients with acute poisoning visiting the ED, and to identify the possible predictive factors of mortality. METHODS Patients aged > or = 65 years with acute poisoning who visited the ED in Taipei Veterans General Hospital from January 1, 2006 through to September 30… CONTINUE READING
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