Preexisting conditions and mortality in older trauma patients.

  title={Preexisting conditions and mortality in older trauma patients.},
  author={Gerald McGwin and Paul A Maclennan and Jessaka Bailey Fife and G. Gervaise Davis and Loring W. Rue},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={56 6},
BACKGROUND Among older trauma patients, those with preexisting chronic medical conditions (CMCs) appear to have an elevated risk of death. Whether this association is dependent on the severity of injury or other occult factors remains unanswered. This study evaluated the association between preexisting CMCs and risk of death among older trauma patients according to injury severity. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study using data from the National Trauma Data Bank, a registry of… CONTINUE READING
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