A prospective, multidimensional follow-up study of a geriatric hospitalised population: predictors of discharge and well-being

Giovanni De Girolamo, Jessica Dagani, Clarissa Ferrari, Maria Elena Boero, Cristina Geroldi, Gian Marco Giobbio, Paolo Maggi, Anna Lucia Melegari, Guido Sattin, Matteo Signorini, Daniele Volpe, Orazio Zanetti

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Abstract

Ageing trends in populations are common amongst most European countries. One of the consequences of this trend is the increase of hospitalisation of elderly patients. To better manage the elderly population hospitalisation, it is crucial to obtain a better understanding of this population's clinical and functional conditions and their hospitalisation outcome predictors. The present prospective observational cohort study aimed at studying the variables considered predictive of the length of stay, of destination at discharge, of re-hospitalisation, and of mortality at 6 months of elderly (age >64 years, N = 329) admitted to ten geriatric units, having different missions (e.g., cognitive impairment and dementia; movement disorders; bone fractures and immobilisation syndrome; or stroke), of the St. John of God Order during a 4-month-long index period.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)691-701
Numero di pagine11
RivistaAging clinical and experimental research
Volume25
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013

Keywords

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Patient Discharge
  • Prospective Studies

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