Multisystem geriatric trauma.

  title={Multisystem geriatric trauma.},
  author={Scott P. Zietlow and Peter J Capizzi and Michael Patrick Bannon and Michael B. Farnell},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={37 6},
PURPOSE To analyze the demographics, hospital course, functional outcome, and reimbursement for elderly patients sustaining multisystem trauma. METHODS The Trauma Registry was searched for patients > or = 65 years old with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) > or = 10 admitted with multisystem trauma from January 1991 through December 1991. Hospital data were obtained from the Trauma Registry; reimbursement data from the business office; and complete follow-up (mean, 12 months) data by telephone… CONTINUE READING


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