Predictors of length of hospital stay among older adults admitted to acute care wards: a multicentre observational study

Roberto Bernabei, Graziano Onder, Stefanie L. De Buyser, Mirko Petrovic, Stefano Volpato, Antonio Cherubini, Andrea Corsonello

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Abstract

Reduction in length of hospital stay (LOS) is considered as a potential strategy to optimize resource consumption and reduce health care costs. We analysed predictors of increased LOS among older patients admitted to acute care wards according to type of admission (through the Emergency Room [ER] or elective).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-62
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Elective Admission
  • Emergency admission
  • Hospitalization
  • Length of stay
  • Polypharmacy

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