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Prognostic factors in elderly patients with co-occurring diseases in a medium-long-term and chronic care hospital (MLT & CCH)

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 9/02/2011 13:04

To know the prognostic factors for hospitalary mortality in elderly patients with co-occuring diseases in our medium-long-term and chronic care Hospital (MLT&CCH).Method: We performed longitudinally and prospectively a multiple assessment to 117 patients aged 75 or older. This assessment was made at inclusion and discharge or die, and data were studied by statistical analysis (Logistic Regression Model).

Navarro Sanz R, Juez Martel P, Sanchis-Bayarri Bernal C, Castellano Vela E. Factores pronósticos en pacientes pluripatológicos de edad avanzada en un hospital de asistencia a crónicos de media y larga estancia (HACMLE). An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2006; 23(11). Disponible en: http://scielo.isciii.es/scielo.php?pid=S0212-71992006001100005&script=sci_arttext



Results: The prevalence of women over men was significative. We also detected a high prevalence of neurologic impairment, but mainly the high percentage of admitted patients with two or more risk factors. We appreciate that cognitive dilapidation, social disability and low levels of albumine were significantly associated with higher mortality.
Conclusions: The evaluation of these variables is fundamental to emit a prognosis and some times to improve it. Our results mainly concur with previous reports in literature.

Navarro Sanz R, Juez Martel P, Sanchis-Bayarri Bernal C, Castellano Vela E