Validation of outcome prediction in elderly patients.

  title={Validation of outcome prediction in elderly patients.},
  author={A K Jandziol and Saxon A. Ridley},
  volume={55 2},
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