Validation of outcome prediction in elderly patients.

@article{Jandziol2000ValidationOO,
  title={Validation of outcome prediction in elderly patients.},
  author={A K Jandziol and Saxon A. Ridley},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          107-12
        }
}
We recently described an equation for predicting the 1-year survival of critically ill patients aged over 70 years. The aim of this study was to check the performance of this equation in a validation group of 555 patients. The required demographic details (age, diagnosis, acute physiology score) of all elderly patients admitted between 1/4/95 and 31/9/96 were recorded and patients were followed for 1 year. One hundred and six patients died on the intensive care unit (19% mortality) and a… CONTINUE READING
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