Hospitalizations involving gastroenteritis in the United States, 1985: the special burden of the disease among the elderly.

@article{Gangarosa1992HospitalizationsIG,
  title={Hospitalizations involving gastroenteritis in the United States, 1985: the special burden of the disease among the elderly.},
  author={Raymond E Gangarosa and Roger I. Glass and Judy F Lew and John R. Boring},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={135 3},
  pages={281-90}
}
While diarrheal disease is a well-recognized problem in children, its impact in the elderly has not been adequately assessed. Among the 4.06 million hospitalizations in 1985 in the McDonnell-Douglas Health Information System database, 98,185 hospitalizations, including 1,130 deaths, had gastroenteritis recorded as a discharge diagnosis. The authors analyzed the 87,181 hospitalizations and 514 deaths for which gastroenteritis was one of the top three diagnoses. Gastroenteritis was among the top… CONTINUE READING

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