Risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality in elderly patients admitted to a regional trauma center after sustaining a fall.

@article{Cartagena2017RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality in elderly patients admitted to a regional trauma center after sustaining a fall.},
  author={L J Cartagena and Amiee Luan Kang and Swapna Munnangi and Adam W. Jordan and Ikenna C Nweze and Venkatesh Sasthakonar and Anthony Boutin and L D George Angus},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2017},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          427-433
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Falls are a significant cause of mortality in the elderly patients. Despite this, the literature on in-hospital mortality related to elderly falls remains sparse. Our study aims to determine the risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality in elderly patients admitted to a regional trauma center after sustaining a fall. METHODS All elderly case records with fall-related injuries between 2003 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed for demographic characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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