Predictors of mortality in older patients following medical intensive care: the importance of functional status.

@article{MayerOakes1991PredictorsOM,
  title={Predictors of mortality in older patients following medical intensive care: the importance of functional status.},
  author={S. Allison Mayer-Oakes and RobertK. Oye and Barbara Dixon Leake},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1991},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={
          862-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We examined predictors of hospital and 6-month mortality in older Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) patients with particular attention to age and functional status. Age is generally thought to be strongly associated with intensive care outcomes, but this relationship may be confounded by age-related changes. These age-related changes may be approximated by changes in functional status (FS). DESIGN We conducted a retrospective chart review and collected severity of illness data… CONTINUE READING
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