When is an elder old? Effect of preexisting conditions on mortality in geriatric trauma.

@article{Grossman2002WhenIA,
  title={When is an elder old? Effect of preexisting conditions on mortality in geriatric trauma.},
  author={Michael Grossman and Donna Miller and David W Scaff and Steven Arcona},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={242-6}
}
BACKGROUND As the U.S. population ages, the number of geriatric trauma victims will continue to grow. Outcomes are known to be worse for these patients, in large part because of preexisting conditions (PECs). The specific impact of various PECs on outcome in geriatric trauma has not been well studied because of heterogeneous data sets and sample sizes… CONTINUE READING