Predictive factors of in-hospital mortality in older patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit.

@article{Bo2003PredictiveFO,
  title={Predictive factors of in-hospital mortality in older patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit.},
  author={Mario Bo and Massimiliano Massaia and Silvio Raspo and Francesca Bosco and Paola Cena and Mario Molaschi and Fabrizio Fabris},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={529-33}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify prognostic factors that are independently predictive of in-hospital mortality in older patients hospitalized in a medical intensive care unit (MICU). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING A MICU in an Italian university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Patients aged 65 and older consecutively admitted to the MICU directly from the first-aid unit. MEASUREMENTS Upon admission, the following variables were examined: demographics, clinical history (diabetes mellitus, active… CONTINUE READING